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Call of Duty Dev Will Continue to Include Strong Women in Its Games

"The role of women in the military is important so we tried to represent that in Advanced Warfare."

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There are women fighting and dying around the world to keep people safe, and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games wants to make sure that fact is represented in the games it makes. Co-founder Michael Condrey says in a new interview that Advanced Warfare's inclusion of a woman, tier one operator Ilona, in a key role, was not a one-off.

"We've tried to do a lot at the studio to present strong women in our games," he told


"So at Sledgehammer we want to do our part to honor and respect and show that [side of the military]; it's something we've tried to do and continue to do in Call of Duty," he added.

Advanced Warfare successor Black Ops III went even further, allowing players--for the first time ever in a Call of Duty game--to play through the game as a woman. Female playable characters came to Call of Duty in a big way with 2013's Call of Duty: Ghosts. That was the first game in the series that let gamers play as a woman, though you could only do so in multiplayer mode.


Speaking at the 2016 DICE Summit last week, ESA CEO Michael Gallagher said the fact that only 22 percent of game developers today are women is "not good enough."




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Now we can have more twelve year olds try to make a move on women.

Jk...nice move. All respect to women who fight to protect our nation



12/22/2016- Made a bet with Ganoncrotch that the first 6 months of 2017 will be worse than 2016. A poll will be made to determine the winner. Loser has to take a picture of them imitating their profile picture.

Ok that's cool I guess. I don't play CoD generally so it pretty much does not interest me either way.

Though I do question the representation of the military in CoD. The last 2 made were sci-fi shooters :P

Alright then. That's really nice. Good on you, Sledge.

But that last part at the DICE Summit with the ESA CEO talking about how 22% of devs being women is "not good enough" is utter crap. Because god forbid that women do whatever they want to do in life and seek out different things in careers than men. Men and women have pretty much the same opportunities. If more women wanted to be game devs, they damn well would be, and will continue walk down that path if they want.

I went a bit off the main topic there, but whatever, it's in the OP.

bet: lost

Not sure why they thought this was worth mentioning, but ok...

"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

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The characters are not the most important thing in COD but hey do what you gotta go.


But what about the fish AI? Get your act together Sledgehammer

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as someone who is in the marine corps. thi is dumb. Women already get double standards (read: lower standard) for promotion and job opportunities. And they still play a very minor role in POG units let alone grunt units, where they literally trade sexual favors for a guy to carry her pack on a hump


Ok, I don't care if they do or not honestly. Just give me the option to play as a male if I want to, because BO3 forces you to play as a male or female for each specialists. Just give me the options and I'm fine.

Well, that's cool. Yeah, keep it up. Can't say much more since I don't play the series.



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