Assassin’s Creed Valhalla narrative director responds to claim Eivor was originally intended to be “exclusively” a woman

Assassin’s Creed scribe Derby McDevitt has responded to a claim the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was originally intended to feature a woman as its sole choice of main character for the first time.

The claim, posted on Twitter by Assassin’s Creed fan Seiiki Dell’Aria, originates from discussions between the now-disgraced former Valhalla creative director Ashraf Ismail and an alleged victim of his (Ismail stepped down from the project in June after allegations concerning his private life and alleged contact with women who were fans).

“I was approached by one of Ash’s victims who showed me bits of conversations and confirmed something that isn’t quite out, but that won’t surprise anyone,” Dell’Aria wrote. “Just like for Syndicate, Origins and Odyssey, it was the devs wish that Valhalla featured a female protagonist. Exclusively.

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