“Narratively, it didn’t work. We’d have to sh*tcan the whole game. So we just left it the way it was. This time, we obviously wanted to add that.”
However, it seems this time around, despite it causing more work for the studio, you'll be able to play as whatever gender you desire.
“But the boys are little boys, because it’s really a story about little boys running around. So they don’t care about [your character being a girl]? That seems weird,” Stone added. “They always seemed to care about it in the show. Are they dumb about it, and they don’t know? So you’re in hiding? Or do they totally care about that, and totally treat you differently? So we ended up doing those things differently for different characters.
“It actually turned out to be quite a bit more work. I’m also playing The Division – I’m not just saying that because it’s Ubisoft. I made the character look like my wife, just because I thought that was funny, running around New York shooting people looking like my wife. But the game doesn’t treat you that differently. The guys still shoot you. The game doesn’t really react that much differently.
“That’s cool for that kind of game. It’s been a funny journey to go through, introducing something that we thought would just be a cool feature. You’re a girl! But now they’re going to treat you different.”