The next Assassin’s Creed will reportedly have a playable female protagonist

Said to be splitting screen time

Assassin’s Creed Unity encountered its fair share of controversy last year. It mired in post-release difficulties for a significant amount of time. However, months before that, it was the source of public outcry over the developers stating that it would have taken too much additional time to create the animations for female assassins in multiplayer.

It seems as if the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series will thrust a female into a playable lead role. According to Kotaku (who has a very solid track record with these leaks), sources say that a woman by the name of Evie will share the spotlight with her brother Jack. It sounds as if it their parts won’t be quite even, though; Jack’s said to be the lead character for about 75 percent of the narrative, while Evie controls the other quarter.

Those who were off-put by last year’s hubbub will likely be placated by this turn for Assassin’s Creed. Although it’s welcome, it’s not a monumental step for the franchise. Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (2012) was the first entry in the series to fully feature a female protagonist. The recently released Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China does the same. Although, if this rumor proves true, this next game will be the first with a playable woman character of the mainline installments.

We likely won’t have to wait long to find out. The next Assassin’s Creed (which is said to be named Syndicate) will be revealed tomorrow morning. If this all comes together, we’ll see if Evie’s included in our yearly holiday stab-a-thon.

Sources: You Can Play As A Woman In Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate [Kotaku]

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