Ubisoft is a company who has sheltered abusive executives and staff members, these are not baseless allegations and there's a lot of proof. Surrounding this is also the dated idea that women don't sell in video games, especially held by top level execs who could make or break a series -- make sweeping changes and rob great characters and stories/storytellers of their voices.

Imagine Aya in her own stand-alone game. Or Odyssey with just Kassandra. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla with Eivor.

Eivor is a woman's name in Scandanavia, ask anyone from there, or a Swedish person and they'll tell you Eivor is 100% female coded as a name.

So what's this Sisterhood?

The Assassin's Creed Sisterhood

The movement started by Kulpreet Virdi is a powerful symbol, a celebration of all the women of the Creed -- Elise, Kassandra, Aveline, Aya, and many many more in-game. It's also a celebration of the people who identify as women in the company, people who have had their roles cut, their voices silenced and their stories left untold. This is a push that the AC community has been making recently -- to bring these voices to life, to ask for better working conditions and more respect for the people who create these worlds. To support the developers who ask for better represenation and fight tooth and nail to get it (only to be told at the last moment the game they planned to have a stand alone protagonist, needs a man for it to sell).

To give the women of the Creed time to shine without an Alexios.

Women do sell. Horizon: Zero Dawn, Tomb Raider's reboot, regardless of what you think of Lara -- Beyond Good & Evil with Jade and Last of Us 2 with Ellie prove it time and time again. All the supporters of the movement want is an equal bite of the golden apple for the characters they and we know, and love.

Games Xtreme is behind them on this, fully. We're exited to support the movement and #ACSisterhood is the hashtag should you wish to choose the same.

We're looking forward to seeing where the movement goes and we're hoping for our Aya game.

Good luck to all the Sisterhood! To anyone who supports the hashtag, which accepts you regardless of gender. Let's celebrate the women of the Creed!

Amunet is waiting!

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