Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will include the series’ first transgender character.
Trans male Ned Wynert will be amongst the supporting characters in the game, acting as a quest giver for protagonists Jacob and Evie Fry, Eurogamer reports.
The game has also updated its opening statement, which now reads: “Inspired by historical events and characters, this work of fiction was designed, developed, and produced by a multicultural team of various beliefs, sexual orientations and gender identities.”
The news comes after the series was criticised for a lack of diversity, with fans launching a petition about the lack of female playable characters in Assassin’s Creed Unity.
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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will launch on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.