Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Assassin’s Creed Introduces First Transgender Character In The Series

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, will feature the series’ first transgender character. Ned Wynert is a trans man who will act as one of the game’s quest givers in support of protagonist twin siblings Jacob and Evie Frye.

The choice is part of a general push for more diversity in Ubisoft’s games, according to creative director Marc-Alexis Côté. Last year Ubisoft came under heavy criticism for the studio’s remarks about including female characters (or, more specifically, not including female characters). Côté spoke with Eurogamer recently, saying that “inclusiveness is something that’s super important for us as a team.  “We’ve made a good push towards diversity and how we approach different subjects in the game.” Read More

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Austin Wintory Composed The Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Soundtrack

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Composer Austin Wintory is the man behind the score for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Ubisoft announced.

Wintory is the first video game composer to be nominated for a Grammy. That was in 2012 for the game Journey. If you want to give that a listen, there’s a sample on his BandCamp page. He went on to score games like The Banner Saga and the upcoming ABZÛ.

With Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Wintory was challenged with creating themes that evoked that Industrial Age London setting, and captured the personalities of the main characters, Jacob and Evie Frye. Read More