Volition studio creative director Steve Jaros has opened up on Twitter in regards to the continued discussion on female representation in video games, noting that recent mention of Saints Row 4 in Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian latest Trops Vs Women in Video Games installment was right to be included, and that the industry should work to improve on its portrayal of women.
“This is something we all should be better at,” Jaros said, taking up the issue on Twitter
. “Yes, the original saints Row is listed here. Yes, it should be.” Jaros also revealed in a recent interview with The Escapis that the use of abuse against women as background content in games should stop, saying that "we shouldn’t be portraying senseless abused women and I think that if I could go back and hop in a time machine I would have done things differently."
“I think it’s fair to be called out on your shit. I think that it’s a sad man that can never be self-reflective. I think that we tried to go and carry ourselves with respect, and try to respect sexuality and respect gender as much as we can, and sometimes we fail but hopefully we’ll do better and continue to get better.”
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