BioWare developer: ‘Commander Shepard was originally a woman’


Some would think that the male Commander Shepard is the original design for the main character in the Mass Effect trilogy. What if I were to say that BioWare originally designed the lead as a woman? Yep, that’s what developer Jonathan Cooper said on Twitter.

Cooper is busy as an animator in the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End game at the Naughty Dog studio. His previous work includes Assassin’s Creed 3 at Ubisoft Montreal and of course, Mass Effect 1 and 2 at BioWare as the animation lead. The tweet said that it was 10 years ago of this month that he did the first animation test for Mass Effect.

Mass Effect fans have been arguing about whether FemShep is the “true” Commander Shepard. This piece of info will definitely add more backing to the FemShep camp.

Via Polygon

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