Far Cry 4's creative director says that half of the game's main antagonists are women.
Women in video games has somehow become a very hot topic as of late, with Ubisoft copping a surprising amount of flak when it stated that the upcoming Assassin's Creed title will not have any female playable characters. Alex Hutchinson, Far Cry 4's creative director - no doubt in response to the Assassin's Creed controversy - has now stated that the game will boast a life-like sex ratio, as half of the game's rebels and main antagonists will be women.
"[We] tried very hard to make sure of the four main antagonists, half of them are women, which is cool. On your side, one of the main leaders of the rebel faction is a woman, half the rebels that fight with you are women. It's packed to the gills with women. They're everywhere, just like life," said Hutchinson.
He also spoke a bit about Pagan Min, the game's main antagonist who appears on the cover, telling us that while he isn't the main player character's father, he definitely has some history with him.
"We didn't want a villain who's just shaking his fist at you and threatening to kill you and murder your family, and the inevitability of you shotgunning him in the face. And neither did we want someone who didn't know you at all. We wanted you to actually sort of have a secret history in this country."
So, while you won't be able to play as a woman in Far Cry 4, there will at least be plenty of other important female characters in the game.
Source: Outside Xbox