The news of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey hit the internet like a meteor and after taking a look at the recently revealed gameplay video at the E3 conference, a great many things have been under discussion lately. From the apparent difference seen between Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey to the changes in the leap of faith and much more. Among the various topics of discussion is a concern that seems to have taken the air, will Ubisoft be whitewashing ancient Greece with their new game?
As you may be familiar that, Whitewashing in video games has been a problem that has plagued the gaming industry for years, with characters having their skin tone lightened, alongside being portrayed by American actors.
However, it seems like things are moving more progressively with the development of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, as the audio director of the game, Lydia Andrew has confirmed that Ubisoft is making efforts to avoid whitewashing in the game.
In an interview she said,
We really felt like it was a nice opportunity for us to have a deep dive into the culture of Greece
Giving confirmation that studio is working hard to avoid whitewashing, she said that Ubisoft has hired as many Greek actors as possible for the voice-overs.
From the main protagonists of the game to the random character that we shall interact within the game, are being worked on, keeping the true feeling of Greece intact.
She further added that both the male and the female protagonists are being voiced over by respective Greek actors, Melissanthi Mahut and Michael Antonakos.
What we tried to do was look for actors who are Greek or have Greek ancestry. You can have a great actor who’s great at accents, and that’s fantastic, but you can also find great Greek actors and work with them too.
Hopefully, Ubisoft will stay true to its word and make sure that players get the best possible experience of Greece, when they play Assassins Creed Oddyesy.
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