Ubisoft‘s latest effort, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, is available starting today and has been warmly received by critics. The game follows the story of Eivor, a young Viking (or Viking) who travels to England to start a new settlement on new lands full of enemies who want to kill you.
Along with the entire map of the world, as happened in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you will find icons in the shape of a helmet. Each icon is linked to an enemy, a kind of bounty hunter, which you must defeat. Among these, we find Eorforwine, an enemy that we will have to defeat: unfortunately, many have reported that its description contains a form of skill, i.e. discrimination against people with disabilities.
” Horribly burned in a childhood accident, Eorforwine is terrified that someone will see her disfigured face. She unleashes her fury with outbursts of violence, ” the description reads. One user reported this on Twitter and while some said it was “just a game,” many showed their displeasure, claiming that Ubisoft used physical differences to create a bad character.
I didn't include this in my #AssassinsCreedValhalla impressions piece but it's equally important to address. This is a character description in the game. It's absolutely unacceptable to talk about facial differences this way. Writers for games and otherwise need to do better. pic.twitter.com/jOLpPzD6Oe
— Courtney Craven (@CyclopediaBrain) November 9, 2020
In this regard, as you can see from the tweet, Ubisoft has apologized, confirming that the game will receive an update as soon as possible that will change this line.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series X: the game will arrive on PlayStation 5 on November 19th.