After accessibility advocates pointed out the problematic language, Ubisoft apologized for the examples of the capable text found in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The company promises to resolve this issue in a future patch.
Courtney Craven, the creator of the accessibility website “Can I play that?” tweeted the text of a character named Eorforwine who suffered severe burns. Described that she was “seriously burned to death in a childhood accident” and now “frightened, someone will see her face change.”
Craven said, “It is absolutely unacceptable to talk about facial differences in this way.”
Ubisoft quickly issued a response, apologizing for “inadvertently using this language to strengthen ability.” It promised to remove the language in the upcoming update, but did not provide an update time.
I did not include this in the #AssassinsCreedValhalla impression film, but it is also important to resolve it. This is the character description in the game. Talking about facial differences like this is absolutely unacceptable. Writers in games and other areas need to do better. pic.twitter.com/jOLpPzD6Oe
-Courtney Craven (@CyclopediaBrain) November 9, 2020
Thank you very much for pointing this out-we apologize for inadvertently increasing your ability through this language. We will remove this language in a future update.
-Assassin’s Creed (@assassinscreed), November 9, 2020
Jordan Ramée wrote in GameSpot’s Assassin’s Creed Valhalla review: “Despite a strong connection with previous games, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has enough power to stand alone Combat.” “It takes a while to build momentum, but when taking a big step, Valhalla is a confident Assassin’s Creed title, takes some narrative risks, and generally pays off. Eifel An outstanding hero whose identity can drive the mystery behind the main narrative of the world, she shines in the self-contained arc structure of the Valhalla story. The supporting cast may not be so dazzling, but it is easy to forgive It’s so beneficial when exploring England and discovering a new world of shipbuilding.”
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