A DLC for Assassin's Creed Odyssey makes your character heterosexual
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey offers proper role-playing freedom which means you can make your character whoever you want him - or her - to be. Regarding the romantic relationships, both Cassandra and Alexios can be pansexual or gay depending on your decision - and many players have extensively used the aforementioned freedom to shape their heroes in a special way.
With the latest story DLC, however, it turns out that both characters and forced into heterosexual relationships which obviously denies the value of a player choice. The DLC in questions - Legacy of the First Blade - consists of three episodes, two of which have already released. And while the first one is fun and entertaining, the second messes with the protagonist's sexuality. To cut the story short, your character is trapped in an unavoidable heterosexual romance which results in the birth of a child. The community has been pretty vocal in regards to this situation, and Ubisoft had nothing else left to do but to apologize and offer a solution.
In the official response, published on Reddit, Ubisoft states that this particular turn of events takes place due to the protagonist's realization that he/she needs to protect his/her legacy and transfer the lineage to further generations. In other words, whether your character falls in love with a heterosexual partner or simply makes a baby, the main reason behind this is pretty pragmatic. To let the assassin's lineage live.
Ubisoft promises that the third part of DLC will bring all the sexual disagreements back on track in accordance with the player choice. This is perhaps the best way to avoid the potential community outrage.