" Johnson suggested: "I feel like they don't put women on the covers because they're afraid that it won't sell. It's all gamers really know - and I don't want to be sexist by any means - but I get the feeling, generally, that they think game's won't sell as well with a woman on the cover, compared to some badass dude on the front."
"I agree with what Ashley said," Druckmann added. "I believe there's a misconception that if you put a girl or a woman on the cover, the game will sell less. I know I've been in discussions where we've been asked to push Ellie to the back and everyone at Naughty Dog just flat-out refused."
It's refreshing to hear that Naughty Dog stood their ground on the issue of the game's cover, and that it is making conscious efforts to raise the bar for game writing everywhere. Whether or not it will have a widespread impact remains to be seen."