Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has been received pretty well by just about everyone, especially the LGBTQ community for allowing you as the player certain freedoms that others games before it didn’t really do.
The game allows a lot of freedom in terms of choice and this includes the sexual orientation of your protagonist, either Alexios or Kassandra. So when the latest DLC, Shadow Heritage forced a certain narrative through a cutscene that undermines the dozens of hours you might have put into the game, fans understandably got upset.
Ubisoft initially defended their decision, saying that they did it because of certain narrative reasons, but it now seems that they’ve changed their stance. This came from a post from the official Ubisoft forum:
After hearing player feedback and discussing within the development team we are making changes to a cutscene and some dialogue in Shadow Heritage to better reflect the nature of the relationship for players selecting a non-romantic storyline. These changes, along with renaming a trophy/achievement, are being made now and will be implemented in an upcoming patch. We’ve also been carefully looking at the next episode, Bloodline, to ensure the paths that players experience mirror the choices they make in game.
It’s good to see that Ubisoft is taking feedback from its fans seriously and trying to rectify a mistake made. Exactly when the new patch will be available is not clear just yet, but bear in mind that it might take a while due to extra work that they didn’t necessarily plan on.