TIL Sony was so worried about the player character of Horizon Zero Dawn being a woman that it brought in a marketing team to conduct focus testing. Even after the focus groups reacted positively to the character of Aloy, Sony continued to be worried about it through the game’s full reveal.

Read more: https://www.polygon.com/2015/6/18/8802349/sony-was-worried-about-a-female-protagonist-in-killzone-devs-new-ip

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  1. Loved the game. Wasn’t that much invested in the story. But I loved Aloy.

    Not much of a gamer. Only play a few popular single player game here & there. I think this is the first video game Ive played with a proper female lead.

  2. Aloy was super cool even if she was a little Mary Sue-ish

    Then again it wasn’t really Aloy that was the interesting part about the game, it was the story overall

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