Way to Go Square Enix for Accepting the Developers’ Female Lead Character

by Rachel Baker on January 13, 2015

It would be interesting to know which publishers wanted the female changed to male; and why they thought this was an (important) required change.

Developer: Publishers didn’t want a female lead in our video game

Life is Strange is an episodic, story-driven video game set to launch on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 all major consoles and Windows PC later this month. And as a way to promote the title, developers at Dontnod Entertainment launched a video developer diary series on Friday. The game’s time-rewind adventure mechanic certainly lends itself well to such a diary, and that idea appears to be quite similar to Dontnod’s other game, 2013’s underrated Remember Me (albeit this time with a greater focus on the time-bending stuff).

While describing the new game’s touchy content—including topics like domestic violence and bullying—the team revealed a surprise about Life is Strange’s development: it met a lot of resistance from almost all of its potential publishers due to the game starring a female character in the lead role.

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