Ubisoft will side with the progressive public and remove from Watch Dogs: Legion two podcasts about modern fascism, which was recorded by journalist Helen Lewis. This is due to her transphobic looks. She has written for numerous British publications and was the assistant editor for the New Statesman.
Back in 2017, she published an article in The Times condemning the simplification of obtaining legal recognition for gender reassignment in the UK. She believes that the new understanding of gender primarily hits women.
Being a woman or a man is now completely in your head. In a situation like this, who would argue with a man with a beard flaunting his penis in a women’s locker room?
In the game, the woman did not express her own views, but read the already approved text. She was brought in to work on the game by an external producer. Ubisoft acknowledged that the fact of cooperation with Helen can already be considered an insult.
In the future, the company will take a closer look at the biographies of partners.
Watch Dogs: Legion is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. On PS5 and Xbox Series X, the game will be released with the start of sales of consoles.