It's not hugely surprising, then, to see rumours pop up indicating that this year's entry in the franchise (incidentally to be titled Syndicate rather than Victory, as we initially thought) will feature the option to play as a woman for thein the series' history.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will have two main characters, brother and sister Jacob and Evie Frye. Much like in GTA V, you'll be able to swap between the two at certain points in the game, though according toit's Jacob who's the main focus of the narrative, at a rough 75% to 25% split. There are no multiplayer missions, according to a source within Ubisoft, but while you're roaming the streets you can choose which character you'd like to play.
Both siblings are mired in Victorian London's criminal underworld, which gives me nightmares aboutawful accents, and dialogue consisting of nothing but Cockney rhyming slang – surely Ubisoft won't let that happen, right?
Assassin's Creed Syndicateto be revealed later today, at 9am PT/5pm GMT. I've embedded the reveal stream above.