Didn't want male players to feel "awkward" watching her kiss other men.
By Tim Colwill on March 20, 2013 at 11:42 am
Dontnod Entertainment have revealed that their decision to base Remember Me around a female protagonist caused them to stumble into roadblocks with a number of publishers, who flatly told them a game without a male lead wouldn’t work.
“We had some [companies] that said, ‘Well, we don’t want to publish it because that’s not going to succeed,’” said creative director Jean-Maxime Moris to the Penny Arcade Report. “‘You can’t have a female character in games. It has to be a male character, simple as that.’”
The inclusion of a female lead was apparently particularly problematic when it came to her private life, which involved flashbacks to romantic scenes. “We wanted to be able to tease on Nilin’s private life, and that means for instance, at one point, we wanted a scene where she was kissing a guy,” said Moris.
“We had people tell us, ‘You can’t make a dude like the player kiss another dude in the game. That’s going to feel awkward.’”
Fortunately Capcom weren’t bothered by this at all, and opted to publish the game — which you can buy on June 7 this year.
Source: PA Report