Why aren’t there any women in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare? Most historical games go for the ol’ “Because women weren’t in combat during that time period” when questioned about this, but not Torn Banner Studios.
Lead Chivalry developer Tibberius has answered a forumite’s question on the issue by saying that this would make the game appeal less to women — apparently because it would open them up to abuse.
“This is a tough one, I actually think that adding female characters to a game like this would make it appeal less to females. Which at first sounds strange, but from my experience of the general maturity level of the internet and the unfortunately male dominated FPS market… I don’t think that it would add to the experience for women or men given the actions that would likely occur,” he says.
“Hopefully that helps you understand why we decided not to go that route… I am totally fine with women fighting, but its the fact that it would probably overall harm the way the community would play the game that has me concerned.”
Tibberius’ logic is more than a little bit confusing: by the same token women should never be shown in online FPS games, in order to spare their feelings? Let us know what you think below, or sound off in tranquil’s Chivalry thread.