Choosing a Male or Female Lead Won’t Affect Black Ops 3 Narrative

For the first time in the history of COD, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is going to introduce up to 4-player co-op campaign, but how does one’s character appear to him or her and to other players?

During a roundtable interview at Black Ops 3 World Reveal, Campaign Director Jason Blundell confirmed that the Black Ops 3 campaign is designed in a gender-neutral way so as to allow players to choose either a male or a female character.

Moreover, he also confirmed that the specific character customizations are not pre-rendered and are in-engine. Therefore, your character’ outfit, weapons, camo, and accessories will also appear in the third-person camera:

You can be male, and you can be female. And by the way, that means you’ve got a full female track for the whole thing as well. So male track, female track. Customize that character, change the outfit, weapons, paint job- err, Paintshop, you know, all that good stuff. Equipment that you’re putting on there. That is all represented in those third-person cameras and you are the hero of that moment.

Blundell also confirmed that there are both male lead and female lead for the narrative:

This was an interesting one. So we knew that we were going to do fully unique male, fully unique female, for all scenes, right? And all the customization that goes with both, so thank God we’re on Blu-ray, right? When it came to the script, we said we wanted to do a singular script. A gender neutral script. The anecdote that we talk about is that on Aliens, the script was written assuming that Sigourney Weaver’s character was a man, and then she got cast, and they left the script alone.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is expected to launch on Nov. 6, 2015 for PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One. You can pre-order the game to participate in the upcoming Multiplayer Beta near E3 2015.