The latest Assassin’s Creed controversy explained

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The latest Assassin’s Creed controversy explained
Diana D'Estefano

In recent days Ubisoft has finally spilled the beans. The next Assassin’s Creed will be released on November 15th, but the release of the official trailer has caused a bit of a stir. For this reason, therefore, an Assassin’s Creed controversy has begun in which everyone tries to get their own money.

If you have been busy these days and haven’t had a chance to follow up on the matter, don’t worry. We will take care of providing you with the point of the situation, trying to remain as objective as possible. So, sit back and read about yet another controversy swirling around the world of gaming.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows is being called “woke”

Let’s start from the beginning. In recent months, rumors have been put online regarding the possible setting of the new chapter of the very famous Ubisoft saga. These rumors have indicated Japan as the setting, since it is a place that the developers have not yet touched in the course of their stories.

Many took this “news” willingly, since the idea of ​​having an Assassin’s Creed set in that setting was something that appealed to many. The official confirmation arrived a few days ago, with a very short clip published by the official accounts of the software house. This only fueled the hype.

However, when Ubisoft released the official trailer, there wasn’t an unanimous reception. But for what reason? Assassin’s Creed Shadows has been accused of being “woke”, that is, including things just to “please” part of the community. In fact, the developers have decided to focus the story of the new chapter of the series on a samurai of African origins.

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This decision does not appear to have been made willingly by everyone. Many have complained, labeling the choice only a matter of “political correctness”. But what many don’t know is that, in history, a samurai of African origins truly existed. In fact, other entertainment media have already decided to focus on this story.

We understand that many would have expected to be able to take on the role of the classic Japanese samurai, but Ubisoft has decided to “stand out”. Probably also for a marketing choice. Let’s remember that Ghost of Tsushima puts us in the shoes of a samurai, as does Rise of the Ronin, so probably, the developers didn’t want people to be able to compare the three games.

However, despite this situation, the pre-orders of the game are showing that, in reality, people are willing to play the game. One might have expected some sort of “sabotage” from part of the community, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least for now.

For the moment, we just have to wait for the game to arrive on the market to be able to judge Ubisoft’s work. Mirage was received in a discreet manner by both critics and the public. Only time will tell whether or not Ubisoft has hit the mark with Shadows. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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