Ubisoft acknowledged criticism from the founders of Assassin’s Creed Valhara, a gaming site focused on accessibility for the language of discrimination against persons with disabilities. The publisher said it will remove the text in a future update.
Assassin’s Creed Valhara It has received a lot of praise since the review embargo was lifted, and many are excited about what Viking-focused entries bring to the franchise.
But that too has received significant criticism.
Can I PlayThat? Courtney Craven, the founder of the game, pointed out that the description of the characters in the game contained harmful words. In a tweet, they shared an image of the text explaining that the character had severe burns on the face he was trying to hide. Craven tweeted:
I didn’t include this in me #AssassinsCreedValhalla Impressions are fragmented, but dealing with them is just as important. This is a description of the characters in the game. Talking about facial differences like this is absolutely unacceptable. You need to do better with a game writer or other means. pic.twitter.com/jOLpPzD6Oe
— Courtney Craven (@CyclopediaBrain) November 9, 2020
Craven added: “GF, a victim of burns and spent many years ashamed of her scars, was sitting beside me when I came across this bit of the game and her facial expression … this is me It was embarrassing to be her impression of this industry that she loves so much. “
Ubisoft responded by thanking Craven for his criticism and promised to remove the description.
Thank you for pointing this out. We apologize for unintentionally strengthening discrimination against persons with disabilities through this language. We will remove this language in a future update.
— Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed) November 9, 2020
No news was shared about when the update could be expected.
The first explanation that it is there in the first place is not great, but it is good to hear such criticism. It’s always important to hear the criticisms that come to the games we play, especially those from people we may not know about. Hopefully, such an instance will make the whole media more welcoming to everyone.