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Final Fantasy XV Director’s Comments on Gender Bias in Gaming Are Refreshing

Final Fantasy XV has been shaping up to be a quintessential road trip game about a gang of gentlemen who drive around questing for adventure. Ever since the game was showcased at TGS 2014, criticisms have been whirling around the internet regarding the party’s lack of a playable female character. Controversies surrounding gender bias in gaming are becoming more and more frequent, and just yesterday Ubisoft announced they were creating a DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Unity which allows you to play as a female Assassin after they experienced backlash for not including a playable female Assassin in the main game.

An IGN article published today stated that while Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata defends former Final Fantasy XV director Tetsuya Nomura’s vision of a formative road trip between a group of young men, he admits that “it’s not healthy to have a bias in genders"

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sonypsnow1484d ago

"To have Female Playable Character or not To have Female Playable Character, that is the question—
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them?" - Final Fantasy Hamlet XV