Minecraft Welcomes Female Players by Bringing Alex for Free

By   /   Apr 28, 2015
Minecraft update 1.41

Have you ever wondered why Minecraft only offered you a male character by default when you started the game? Why not a female option as well?

It is a fact that despite being the most popular minecrafter, Steve doesn’t give us a lot of options. Despite being such a huge game, Minecraft doesn’t offer many looks for your character:

When most players begin their Minecraft adventure there aren’t many looks to choose from. In fact, you only get to play as our blue-shirted friend. Now, everyone loves Steve – he’s probably the most famous minecrafter in the world, and has excellent stubble.

What’s worse is that it gives an impression that gamers are supposed to be male by default. Mojang figured this was not the right impression and now they have taken steps to change it. Just to even this out, Alex is now going to be free for all the players who own the game:

But jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our playerbase. For that reason, we’re giving all players opportunity to play with an Alex skin instead. She brings thinner arms, redder hair, and a ponytail; she actually looks a bit like Jens from certain angles.

Now you will not have to rely on skin DLC packs for changing the appearance of your character and adopting a female figure.

All the consoles are going to get Alex for free on this Wednesday.

Don’t you think they are sending a good message to the public by this?

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