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