I love that Ubisoft’s response to the racist white man pain mess that was Watch Dogs was by giving WD2 a black male lead. But then when racists got angry, Ubisoft put wearable blm merch in-game, added playable buff female characters and black vikings to For Honor, diversified their roster in Rainbow Six Siege, made their newest Assassin’s Creed games take place in China and Egypt, and made Far Cry 5 be about beating up white supremacists.
Conspiracy Theory: Ubisoft Was Killed And Replaced By A Look Alike
Let’s be real here. Bioware and Ubisoft are both shitty companies but the main difference is that Bioware refuses to listen to fans and hides social issues behind fantastically boring aliens, whitewashed elves, and bad animations.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft is just really fucking dumb. For fuck’s sake their logo is a blue butthole. They see diversity as a marketing tool: the main leads of their triple A action games are Jewish, Native American, Black and Asian women, bisexual men, Arabic assassins etc. There’s trans and autistic characters as part of the main cast and they’re not afraid to talk about racial profiling, human trafficking, abuse, depression, and how characters RECOVER from those things. All their recent games of late since their infamous profit threatening “women are hard to animate” quote have playable women and you can be one with all the customizable glory you want in Siege, For Honor, and
Far Cry 5.
Don’t get me wrong. Ubisoft is still Ubisoft and Ubisoft is Ubisoft with their recent queer baiting mess in Watch Dogs 2, but it’s almost as if… listening to critique… and putting a genuine attempt into diverse characters… instead of catering to cishet white men… while ignoring nazis…… even if it’s all a marketing ploy…. means people buy and play your games…….. hrmrmrmm….