The Weirdest Reason For Not Having Female Characters In A Game
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a game I’m not particularly familiar or interested in, much like a lot of the medieval titles that are usually available on Steam and other platforms. They usually contain the name of Arthur somewhere in the title, which immediately throws me off for some reason. Thankfully I make up a minority when it comes to these feelings, and I’ve heard that this particular title is rather good, despite the fact that you can’t choose to play as a female character.
Now before you close this tab thinking it’s another rant about female inequality in gaming (which is still a really serious issue) just wait until you hear the reasoning from the game’s developers. Steve “Tibberius” Piggott, boss of developers Torn Banner answered a fan that asked why there were no options to have a female lead, which lead to the strangest response to this type of question I have ever seen.
This is a tough one, I actually think that adding female characters to a game like this would make it appeal less to females. Which at first sounds strange, but from my experience of the general maturity level of the internet and the unfortunately male dominated FPS market… I don’t think that it would add to the experience for women or men given the actions that would likely occur.
Hopefully that helps you understand why we decided not to go that route… I am totally fine with women fighting, but its the fact that it would probably overall harm the way the community would play the game that has me concerned.
So adding female characters would actually make the game less appealing to female players? That’s some sound logic there.