Sometimes I just wonder what people think when they blurt out something so profoundly stupid that it seems impossible to rationally defend their line of thinking. Ubisoft did something like that when they told us there is no female assassin in the latest iteration of Assassin's Creed because they lack the resources.
You lack resources?
Well, that certainly explains why every assassin through every age, time, and place is using the same combat style. You seem to be lacking the resources from the second game onward. How did you ever get to, what is this, fifth? Sixth game of the series? You lack the resources...
Of all the lame excuses you found the lamest of them all. It's not like you could have taken any female assassin model from the previous games and make it playable. What would that cost you? Making a new face? My God, Ubisoft is so tight on money, they cannot afford to make a female face texture. If there is such problem with money, you might want to rethink what you are doing, try something else.
Here is how you defend, why you do not have a female assassin Ubisoft. Pay close attention, I will say it only once. I will even allow you to copy this if you want, in order to avoid future embarrassment on this level. Here it goes:
There is no playable female assassins in our series because it would require of us to actually innovate and change something we did not change since the second game onward. We feel really good about our current combat system, and introducing a female assassin would only complicate things. Essentially we are lazy and try to keep the same formula for as long as it works. Female assassin would demand of us a different approach, an actual emphasis on stealth and deception beyond flinging coins in the air, and acting like a medieval version of commando. Also, we wanted to avoid the backlash of the community finding out that in the spirit of historical accuracy, female assassin would be physically weaker than the male counterpart and thus suffer a great disadvantage in direct combat.Truth is that unlike soldiers, assassin can be anyone. Were you making a game called Knight's Code, I would probably agree with your decision, simply by the logic that women have no place on the battlefield, especially not in history. There were exceptions, but they were just that exceptions that proved the rule. Today is different of course. But assassin is a different thing. As you presented it, assassin can be anything from a spy to outright killer. A swashbuckler, thief, murderer, courtesan or bandit. You presented the idea that anyone can be an assassin, and that everyone can contribute in their own way.
Why is then of the four new protagonists, at least one not a female? Don't tell me it would break a game when the motto of the French revolution was Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death! (yes, the death part was later dropped out, though it is still reflected in the French National Anthem) I will agree that this was more of a fight for eradication of classes than the differences between genders, but you always presented your assassin's order as somewhat progressive, where anyone had a chance to prove themselves. It never payed any attention if the potential assassin was an indian, muslim, christian, man, woman, child, black, white, criminal, noble, peasant, or judge. They were all the same, fighting for the same cause.
Damn you Ubisoft, if you intend to make excuses, at least base them on a basis that will not fall apart at the first angry look it gets.
Franky, we are at a point where we should be able to create our own assassin and play that character through the game. It is after all a game within a game game. If you lack the resources, fortunately Abstergo does not.
Here is an idea of how to introduce the female character, just make the option of the Assassin being male or female. Then, if you still don't know how to incorporate in your story, say there was some strange data lost and Abstergo is not certain how to restore the memories, hence they hire one more researcher that is female in order to explore all options. Problem solved. The way game is played is should matter not if the protagonist is male or female, it is not like you care, or that it would influence the game in any shape or form. It is not like you are going to have to design 10 different bikini assassin outfits just because the assassin can now be a female.