During a PS Lab livestream over the weekend on Japanese video site Niconico, Deep Down producer Kazunori Sugiura reportedly revealed that Capcom’s upcoming free-to-play RPG would not allow for playable female characters.
Picked up by website DualShockers, Sugiura noted that the choice for reasons assumed to be tied to the game’s storyline.
As someone who tends to often play as female characters when given customization options, I am, unsurprisingly, disappointed. However, I also know that this is a matter far bigger than just being a choice to do or not do something, and can be more complicated than some might first assume.
So, at least for the moment, I’ll avoid getting to into the topic beyond just the facts as they’ve been presented. Later on this week, I may be back to get deeper into Capcom’s decision, and my thoughts on what it means on both sides of the argument.