Creative director Alex Hutchinson said in an interview with Kotaku that the setting in Assassin’s Creed 3 made it “a bit of a pain” to have a female assassin in the lead.
“It’s always up in the air,” Hutchinson said. “I think lots of people want it, [but] in this period it’s been a bit of a pain.”
“The history of the American Revolution is the history of men.”
“There are a few people, like John Adams’ wife, [Abigail]—they tried very hard in the TV series to not make it look like a bunch of dudes, but it really is a bunch of dudes.”
Even though the series have featured women in important roles both as Assassins and Templars, we would still have to wait awhile before we can play one in the main story mode. (previous multiplayer featured playable female characters.)
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