Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Developer Responds to Claims Eivor Was ‘Only’ Planned As Female

  • Twitter user claims Eivor was only intended as a female
  • Narrative director Darby McDevitt disagrees
  • From the start, the game was designed for both sexes

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Developer Responds to Claims Eivor Was ‘Only’ Planned As Female

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla narrative director Darby McDevitt has responded to claims that Eivor was originally « exclusively » intended as a female character in the upcoming game.

The allegations come from Assassin’s Creed fan Seiiki Dell’Aria on Twitter, who said the information came from a conversation between former creative director Ashraf Ismail and a fan. Ismail resigned in June after allegations about his personal life.

“I was approached by one of Ash’s victims who showed me a few conversations and confirmed something that is not unrealistic but shouldn’t surprise anyone,” he wrote. “Much like Syndicate, Origins, and Odyssey, the developers wanted Valhalla to show only one female protagonist.  »

Senior executives stopped them, forcing the team to incorporate a male version of Eivor because a woman wouldn’t have sold herself, and insisted the marketing campaign should have focused on the man. Eivor. What the team did next, we saw Eivor as a woman long after the introduction of ACV.  »

According to Dell’Aria’s source, Ismail said Eivor was an « inherently feminine name … it’s proof that she (was) hot. » But the higher animals just wanted a man. «

Narrative director Darby McDevitt responds to statements

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Developer Responds to Claims Eivor Was ‘Only’ Planned As Female

McDevitt then responded to those statements on Reddit.

“I’ll say this once: it’s not quite correct,” he wrote. “And I will repeat what I have always said. The story of ACV was designed for both a woman and a man from the start. If you play the game, you will understand that the male version is by no means the Last Minute – or whatever version of that story you’ve heard.  »

“Of course, everything is more nuanced, but going further would reveal a lot of secrets at the heart of the game. Please understand that we started to develop ACV and knew that Ubi wanted to give players the option of choosing characters, and we did it. have worked hard to live up to our history.  »

Valhalla is the first game in the series that lets you change the gender of the main character at any time in the menu. In Syndicate you could switch between two main characters, in Odyssey you had to choose between a male character and a female character. And in Origins Aya was sometimes playable in certain sections.

Recently, efforts to increase the female protagonists of Assassin’s Creed have reportedly been blocked by some people.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Developer Responds to Claims Eivor Was ‘Only’ Planned As Female

You can pre-order Assassin’s Creed Valhalla from PlayStation Store in Standard Edition ($ 69.99), Gold Edition ($ 99.99) and Ultimate Edition ($ 109.99) for PS4.

I won’t go out of my source unless they decide to go out and show their receipts, but I trust them and believe what they’ve told me and shown me. The team really wanted her-Eivor to be the star of this game, but they were bluntly told no.
No. AT. Women.

-? Seiiki? repeat? (@Memento_Gallery) August 4, 2020

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-? Seiiki? repeat? (@Memento_Gallery) August 4, 2020

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