"It Really Is A Bunch Of Dudes"
After many of us wondered whether Assassin's Creed 3 could potentially feature a female protagonist, Ubisoft has explained that it simply wouldn't have worked during the American revolutionary time period - on either a historical or gameplay level.
Speaking to Kotaku, creative director Alex Hutchinson suggested that while fans would have liked to play as a female Assassin, the American Revolution was dominated by male figures, soldiers and tradesmen - and that women didn't play a huge role at the time.
It's always up in the air. I think lots of people want it. 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. 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.
Hutchinson continued by suggesting that a female Assassin would also have drawn undue attention while sneaking through "crowds of dudes," ruining gameplay immersion in the process.
It felt like, if you had all these men in every scene and you're secretly, stealthily in crowds of dudes [as a female assassin], it starts to feel kind of wrong. People would stop believing it.
Connor, our new half-Native American protagonist, is set to be much more driven and earnest than the philandering Ezio.