|Chivalry: Medieval Warfare developer says female characters make the game less appealing to women|
|Posted: 01.11.2012 10:01 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 5|
One of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare's game developers has written a forum post suggesting why the game features a lack of female characters. According to Steve 'Tibberius' Piggott, including playable women wouldn't add to the experience.
He responded to this question from Livipedia:
Now, I know what some of you might be thinking. Female knights? But isn't this medieval? Aren't women forbidden from entering combat? Well, maybe, but it's also fictional. The Agatha Knights and the Mason Order may be based on some historical entities, but, bottom line is, it's still fiction. That leaves room for a ton of options.
My question is, what would the developers have to lose if they added a female option for each class? Right now, as far as I can tell, you don't even have female NPCs (even the peasants standing in the crowd and running around in the villages are all male, from what I can see.) And, yes, I am okay with seeing women as well as men get their heads chopped off, this is a mature game.
Here's Piggott's reply:
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.
Check out the complete forum thread right .