Insomniac Games is making Microsoft’s next big Xbox One “exclusive”, Sunset Overdrive. (I’ve put exclusive in quotation marks because Dead Rising 3 was supposed to be an Xbox One exclusive, and that’s coming to PC.) During E3, Ubisoft had a bit of a PR blunder with that whole lack of female avatar in Assassin’s Creed Unity. If you need to catch up on that, you can read my thoughts on the matter here.
Needless to say, Ubisoft’s slip-up resulted in a ton of coverage, and Insomniac Games was clearly paying attention as well. In the latest episode of Sunset TV (the developer’s YouTube show developed to promote the game), Insomniac has reiterated that you’re free to play as either a male or female character in Sunset Overdrive. Your character can also wear whatever you want, so (as the latest episode points out) you could dress your male avatar in a skirt if you wanted to.
Just to make sure that their intention to poke fun at Ubisoft is abundantly clear, Insomniac has dressed up their female avatar in the trademark assassins garb from Assassin’s Creed. I would love to know how Ubisoft feels about this. Check it out for yourself after the jump. Incidentally, the bloke hosting this YouTube series is actually pretty funny, which makes this one of those rare occasions when marketing and entertainment value collide.