Treyarch’s Jason Blundell sat down with IGN to talk about their decision behind allowing female playable character in Black Ops 3. Blundell says they originally wanted to have an option for male or female in Black Ops 2, but couldn’t because of limited technology of last-gen.

“The power of current-gen meant we could do it,” he explained. “We actually thought about it back during Black Ops II but we knew it’d end up getting cut because of the amount of time, space and assets needed to fully realise a customisable player character. It just wasn’t worth it. But this time we thought we could do it justice in terms of personalisation, with full mocap and VO data for everything.”

“It’s interesting, because the movie Alien? That was actually written for a man but then they hired Sigourney Weaver and just left the script alone. That’s why she comes off as such a strong, confident character. So we did the same – we wrote a gender-neutral script and the actor brings their personality and gender to the words… but it doesn’t pander to either.

“Then the other reason was talking to our military guys, they were really pushing the fact we’ll be seeing a lot more women in military roles going into the future. We’re talking about 2065, not just in support roles, but in active combat. So we have a female protagonist, but also on the battlefield as well – there’s women there too.”

SOURCE: IGN

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  • Aidan

    Nice

    • Why did you ruin my furst streak…

      • Will WilFredo Mendoza

        Stfu. Get a life instead of constantly refreshing the page to claim
        “First” maggot.

        • Lmfao. Anyhow I only claim furst titles, not first. You really should try to stop hating on small things, you’ll end up being happier in the long run. Ever since I started living a more positive lifestyle without hating on anything, I’ve been a much happier person.

        • ScOott

          Willy ples.. No hate on noahgoa.. I know u get upset sometimes when u get beaten to first place .. But let’s stay respectful yh ?..

        • Aidan

          chill.

      • Aidan

        Oh shit, I was first? eh. I could care less.

        • So you care? 😛

          • Aidan

            Is that what that means?…I couldn’t care less. Too lazy to edit.

          • Haha it’s fine. I was just giving you a hard time.

          • Aidan

            Gotcha.

  • Guywithbrains

    That picture looks really interesting to me at least.

  • ScOott

    Who are these gamers who like playing as a girl :-s

    • Aidan

      I have a girl character in GTA, But I just made her so I can fuck around with other players.

    • RdJokr

      Well there are two types:

      A. People who want to see the story from a female’s perspective (like me)

      and

      B. People who want to make nude mods to their female characters (this is more on the PC side of thing). Though COD games haven’t been moddable for a long time now, so I wouldn’t worry too much.

      • ScOott

        But it would jus be the same just with w female voice .. Wouldn’t u rather be a man to immerse your self more ?

        • RdJokr

          Not always. If you have played RPG games like Mass Effect, then you’d know that a female character differs significantly from a male character.

  • Dangelo95

    I’m okay with this idk what some people have against playing with female characters

  • Ryumoau

    I like using female avatars in games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect, so i’m happy we get the option here.

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Couldn’t care less, as long as they’re not only doing this to appease SJW’s.

    • DEMOLITION12

      that’s exactly what they’re doing and you know it
      next game you’ll be able to play as an unknown gender in a wheelchair

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Even Joss Whedon believes Sarkeesian’s bullshit.

    • Epicsand

      You are an SJW if you care.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        But I don’t, so…

        • Epicsand

          You posted that you do.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            How in the flying squirrel fuck is that the case?

    • Ivan Sorensen

      Guess IGN should have put on a trigger warning,since you are so easily offended.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        How am I easily offended? You’re stupid.

  • Daniel

    Imagine a female in bo2, daughter of alex mason. So badass

  • ghghgfh

    Silly, they think it’s some kind of accomplishment.. The greatest Fps of all time has had Females in it since it’s creation, 1999.

    • RdJokr

      Keyword: Military shooter.

  • I had to go the hospital today, i almost died of over dosing on hype.