Listen: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey DLC to be tweaked after forced romance backlash
"Ooh. Yeah. The decision ominous asan's creed odyssey for glad media award in the new outstanding video game category was a difficult. One in the wake of controversy regarding its recent downloadable content. Its presence here will surely raise eyebrows. We understand those concerns in wish to address them directly one assassin's. Creed odyssey won't in October twenty eighteen it quickly became a hit with the LGBTQ community as the first role playing game and its long running franchise odyssey gave players unprecedent control over their character and story, including the ability to form same sex romantic relationships. LGBTQ identities were an intrinsic part of the game's world set in fictional, ancient Greece, and for many players Cassandra Helio and Alexis became beloved examples of authentic LGBTQ representation. This all changed with the DLC episode released last week legacy of the first blade shadow heritage in which a storyline. Unavoidably places Cassandra slash Alexi goes into a heterosexual relationship at worst. This sends the. The harmful message, the sexual orientation can be changed at will. And that LGBTQ people can choose to conform to hetero normative expectations in spite of their identities to be clear this nomination should not be taken as an endorsement of the deal seat. Ubisoft has publicly apologized for the for the acknowledgement steak instance last week Gladys men and direct contact with saw in an effort to work together. Improve aspects of this deal seen future content releases the forthcoming updates the shadow heritage nets by just yesterday are positive step. And we applaud them for working to mitigate the damage. Let's while we're drilling into this statement off of one story drill into another story with another statement. So what happened if you remember when we were talking about this last week shadow airdrop episode to the deal as they've said here, you get put into a heterosexual relationship at the end, the idea being you need to further the bloodline that way, they can keep the continuity of assassin's creed going, they would've out people are acting like that's not cool. That's totally against what you said. We could do with the character and the character Bill and somebody who built my. Freedom of the entire game. The exactly very weird thing to use off said, you know, what you're right sorry. We were heads down. We didn't make we didn't think this through. We're going to in the next episode three put in a choice that and dialogue that lets you get out of it. And let it makes bulb on crafted that way, right that however has already been changed because the idea was that we can't we can't do anything. So to we're going to do some of three yesterday after we went off the air. We saw this statement after hearing player feedback in Cussing within the development team. We are making changes to a cut scene and some dialogue in shadow heritage to better reflect the nature of the relationship for player selecting a non-romantic storyline. These changes along with renaming trophy slash achievement are being made now and we'll be implemented upcoming patch. We've also been carefully looking at the next episode bloodline to ensure the paths that players experience mirror. The choices. They make in the game. So to be clear bloodlines bloodline episode three shadow heritage is number. Two they were going to screw stuff. Screw chain stuff in bloodline to reflect the reaction to two. But now because reactions been loud enough amd because they worked with glad they're actually going back and fixing episode to patching out to change it all so I think that's a better choice in the end."