Ubisoft’s team in Japan would oversee the development of Assassin’s Creed: Codename Red.
Axios Gaming claims to have heard this from two sources from the publisher. The game, which is to be released within the ‘hub’ Assassin’s Creed Infinity, is set in ancient Japan and was only officially announced recently.
While Ubisoft Quebec is the main developer of the game, Ubisoft Japan is said to be helping to ensure “cultural authenticity and sensitivity” is in order. That way, Ubisoft would like to avoid criticizing the game for “cultural tourism”.
According to Axios, the diversity that has appeared in Assassin’s Creed games in recent years has taken a lot of effort within the development teams. “White men in important positions” would have resisted. However, the company recently put together a team to focus on diversity and inclusivity. Codename Red would therefore be one of the first games to be tested by that team.