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Creative Director of Assassin's Creed Unity, Alex Amancio said a female assassin character was originally planned, but was dropped due to resource constraints:

It's double the animations, it's double the voices, all that stuff and double the visual assets, especially because we have customizable assassins. It was really a lot of extra production work.

The animation director of Assassin's Creed 3, Jonathan Cooper responded to this statement on Twitter saying it would only a day or two of work, not the 8000 animations Amancio has claimed.


Head to 21:37 to hear what Amancio has to say for yourself. What do you think, is "more work" a reason to not have a female character? Do you care about gender representation in games?

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Someone got a copy of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flags! By Nerfpony on Deviantart.

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Clockwise from top left: Chell (Portal), Batman (Arkham Asylum), Dovahkiin (Skyrim), Steve (Minecraft), Snake (Metal Gear Solid), Shaman (Populous: The Beginning), Ezio (Assassin's Creed)

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In a paper titled "Falling Into Straw," physics students at the University of Leicester debunked any hope you had in the myth of leaping off a building and landing safely in a haystack in Assassin's Creed

After what I'm sure amounted to vigorous research into haystack leaps in the game, the students concluded that, put simply, you shouldn't do that IRL.  While the piles of loose straw would provide some cushioning from falls, you couldn't pull off the kind of jump an assassin does because the haystacks are too small.  The haystacks in game are only about 1.5m tall, and according to the paper, you could fall no further than 12-13m and expect that stack to save you.  If you're willing to sustain "severe injuries," you could stretch that height to about 50m, but you certainly won't be shanking any enemies after that leap of faith.