Ubisoft has reportedly wanted a female protagonist to star in a Assassin’s Creed game, but they deemed the setting of Assassin’s Creed 3 to not be suitable.
Creative director, Alex Hutchinson told Kotaku [as reported by Gamerant] in an interview that the team did consider a female lead for the upcoming Assasssin’s Creed 3, but the American Revolution setting was not ideal for female assassin due to the gender roles of the time period.
“It’s always up in the air. I think lots of people want it, [but] in this period it’s been a bit of a pain. The history of the American Revolution is the history of men. …
“There are a few people, like John Adams’ wife, [Abigail]—they tried very hard in the TV series to not make it look like a bunch of dudes, but it really is a bunch of dudes. It felt like, if you had all these men in every scene and you’re secretly, stealthily in crowds of dudes [as a female assassin], it starts to feel kind of wrong. People would stop believing it,” explains Hutchinson.
The good news is that the team are definitely keen on a female assassin staring in a future game.