Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a game that lives up to its name. You’re a dude in the time of King Arthur, an age where the most important question of the day was related to coconuts and the air/speed velocity of European swallows. The game is also a complete sausage fest when it comes to characters, as there are no ladies present whatsoever. There’s a reason for that though. A confusing one that is.
Torn Banners boss Steve “Tibberius” Piggott, developer of the game, got asked why the game was dripping in Y chromosomes by a fan, to which he replied;
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.
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.
Huh wha’ now? I’m confused, not insulted and possibly aroused. Does that make any sense to any of you?
Last Updated: November 1, 2012