"Other Publishers Told Us to Make It a Male Lead Character," Life is Strange Dev Says

Life Is Strange system requirements and first dev diary revealed.

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Remember Me developer Dontnod Entertainment previously said that it's not trying to make a statement by putting female characters in lead roles, but that doesn't mean doing so is easy.

According to a recently released developer diary for the game, Dontnod encountered some resistance to the idea from publishers.

"Square is basically the only publisher who didn't want to change anything about the game," Dontnod Creative Director Jean-Maxime Moris said. "We had other publishers telling us to make it a male lead character, and Square didn't even question that once."

The nine-minute developer diary also explains the origins of the game and describe the story, themes and characters you will encounter as you play through it. The game's story follows Max, a young woman with time-bending powers, her friend Chloe, and a missing woman named Rachel Amber.

Dontnod also revealed what kind of PC you'll need to run the game.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows Vista
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM (not recommended for Intel HD Graphics cards)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: ATI or NVidia card w/ 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 or ATI HD 4890)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space

Life is Strange--which is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2015--will be released digitally using an episodic model beginning with episode one on January 30. Each episode will cost $5.

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