For the first time in the history of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, this year’s game, Odyssey, lets you choose to play as a man, Alexios, or a woman, Kassandra. But which was the more popular choice?
Game director Scott Phillips told Game Informer (via Destructoid) that Alexios is currently the more popular choice. Around two-thirds of players chose him. This ratio surprised Phillips because early playtests were closer to 50/50.
“Right now it’s two-thirds Alexios and one-third Kassandra,” he said. “The interesting thing is that, during playtests, it was pretty much 50/50. I was a bit surprised; I was expecting half-and-half or even a little bit more Kassandra.
“The idea of choice being key to our game shows really well in that even we are surprised by some of the choices [players] ended up making.”
It’s unclear if the breakdown between Alexios and Kassandra includes people who played the game more than once and chose a different character the next time. We also don’t know how the player split breaks down by console.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey launched in early October, and it enjoyed the franchise’s best start in many years in terms of game sales and microtransactions.