Posted June 23, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Gaming

SUNSET OVERDRIVE Xbox Exclusive To Allow Playing As A Female Character!

During last week’s episode of Sunset TV, Insomniac Games has revealed that their Xbox One Exclusive for the upcoming game Sunset Overdrive will allow players to play with any preferred gender, be it male or female.

“Of course. Self-expression is super important to us,” Insomniac Games community manager Brandon Winfrey said. “So you can be female, you can be male, you can be different skin tones, you can be different body types.”

They also revealed that the outfits for the game will be gender-neutral, meaning you can wear anything you’d like to see for your character. “So if you want to be a dude in a skirt, you can be a dude in a skirt. Just be who you want to be,” adds Winfrey.

Interestingly, the segment of the video that touches on the topic of gender features a Sunset Overdrive character dressed like an assassin from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series. This comes just a week after Ubisoft controversially announced that this October’s Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC game Assassin’s Creed Unity would not feature a playable female character in its co-op mode.

The topic of female characters in video games has frequented the headlines since E3 last week. Rust and Garry’s Mod developer Gary Newman contends Ubisoft was unfairly singled out, while a recent Associated Press story featured comments on the topic from big-name publishers like Electronic Arts, Activision, and Ubisoft. The French publisher originally said that including female protagonists in Assassin’s Creed Unity would be too technically taxing. It was also recently revealed that Ubisoft Montreal was “inches away” from including playable female heroes in Far Cry 4.

Check out Sunset TV’s reveal here:

Yuri Mangahas

Yuri is magnanimously juggling between two managerial jobs: A technical manager position for an advertising/copy-writing company, and an associate editorial position for a fashion and lifestyle magazine. Nevertheless, he still finds time taking photos and seeking for geek nirvana.