You can finally choose to play as a girl in Minecraft
Millions of people play Minecraft, but when you first boot up the game everyone plays as the same character: Steve, a blocky boy in a blue shirt. With an upcoming update, however, that will soon change. “Jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our playerbase,” explains Owen Hill, from developer Mojang. “For that reason, we’re giving all players opportunity to play with an Alex skin instead. She brings thinner arms, redder hair, and a ponytail.” Alex will be available as a free update for “players on all consoles” starting on Wednesday.
While it’s taken a long time, the concept of gender in Minecraft is something the developers have been thinking about for some time. According to creator Markus Persson, who has since…
Source:: The Verge