So remember how the Ubisoft developers blamed their lack of female characters in the Assassin’s Creed Unity co-op on the “reality of production?” Yeah, that was the worst. Turns out we weren’t the only people pretty upset about that lame excuse, because a prolific game animator has straight-up called Ubisoft out on it.
Yes, not only was Ubisoft’s excuse lame, but it was also (unsurprisingly) complete garbage from a developer standpoint. Jonathan Cooper, who worked as an animator on both Mass Effect 2 and Assassin’s Creed III, was not down with Ubisoft’s definite un-truths – and this from a guy who helped bring Fem!Shep to life. Here’s what he had to say about the whole Ubisoft-lady-animation thing:
That’s pretty much what we thought. Meanwhile, on the internets, the #WomenAreTooHardToAnimate hashtag has been the source of some excellent sass:
Never stop, internet. We love you.