It seems that videogames studios are mainly made up of a bunch of guys, and the women in their games are perhaps portrayed in the way they themselves see women. Here, the same 3-D artist who wanted to not portray women as sex objects to be ogled and drooled over, coincidentally, modeled Konoko and Cortana. Never mind that Cortana was basically a naked hologram!
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She materializes as a blue hologram of a woman, and while she does appear to be "nude," O'Connor has explained why that's not exactly the case. She's effectively just wearing kind of a holographic body stocking; that's the conceit. And she does it to put people off so that they're on their guard when they're talking to here and that she has the upper hand in those conversations. As one can probably guess, she was made to look the way she does simply because sex sells, and the developers needed an attractive female character to pair with the intensely masculine Master Chief. Her popularity has even been recognized by Microsoft, as they've created the Siri-like Cortana to work with Windows 10 , and we're sure that she'll continue to leave a lasting impact on Microsoft and the Xbox brand moving forward, nude or not. Dalton Cooper is an editor for Game Rant who has been writing about video games professionally since Having written thousands of game reviews and articles over the course of his career, Dalton considers himself a video game historian and strives to play as many games as possible. Dalton covers the latest breaking news for Game Rant, as well as writes reviews, guide content, and more. Share Tweet Email 0.
To Halo fans who thought Cortana was nude all along - guess again. Apparently, the fictional synthetic intelligence SI chooses to make herself appear that way to intentionally garner attention from in-game characters. And she does it to put people off so that they're on their guard when talking to her and she has the upper hand in those conversations. He continued: "It's kind of almost like the opposite of that nightmare you have where you go to school in the nude. She also appears in the newly-released Halo 5: Guardians , which is available now for Xbox One. Developer Industries recently revealed that the game won't be seeing any additional campaign mode content. Halo 5: Guardians review - Reliable multiplayer saves Master Chief's latest campaign from being total washout.
The Halo universe is full of strange mysteries. Perhaps none so strange, however, as why Cortana appears lacking clothes while other AIs choose to render themselves in a wide variety of garments including ancient robes, WWII pilot gear, and more. Okay, so maybe I'm being a little hyperbolic about it being the strangest mystery in all of Halo, but the question remains: why is Cortana nude? Well, we had to ask franchise director Frank O'Connor:. The first thing to understand is that, unlike purely artificial intelligences, Cortana was created from cloning a human brain. This makes her "a bit different" from other AIs. So while other constructs are donning fake clothes to represent their personalities, Cortana approaches social situations from a different angle. And she does it to put people off so that they're on their guard when talking to her and she has the upper hand in those conversations. So there you have it: if you've ever looked at Cortana and thought, "I'm uncomfortable with how attractive this fake person is," it's because that's what she wants you to think, because you're distracted, anxious, and more vulnerable that way.