Ubisoft CEO Says The Company Will “Extend” Diversity Going Forward
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has said that the company wants to “extend more diversity” going forward.
Guillemot addressed the issue a in a recent interview that raised the issue of the overwhelming prominence of “angry white [men]” being the default protagonists for video games. Responding to that line of questioning, he affirmed that the Ubisoft will be making greater efforts to produce more diverse characters in the future.
“We are working on that,” said Guillemot “We want to spend more time on the worlds and characters in our games… you will see more and more of this at Ubisoft. We’ll try to be less like we have been in the past with some characters. We’ll try to extend more diversity.”
Ubisoft,of course, has come under fire recently for its failure to include any female character options for co-op avatars in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. When critics of the company raised the issue to the game’s creators, they responded by saying such options would “double” the required animation work, a claim that sparked an outrage and was quickly refuted by other game developers.