Today was an interesting day reading Kotaku. First, they led with a story on how "Why Modern Video Game Armies Lack Female Troops."
Now, I don't disagree with the general statements in the article from various developers, that female models and animation rigs cost development time, and that is why they are often left out. Hell, in GRAW1, we wanted to include female models in MP (although they were in SP), but weren't able to until GRAW2.
However, it's interesting that they fail to mention that both Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon have included female squad mates since their inception in 1998. EVERY Ghost Recon has included female soldiers in combat. In GRAW2 we made a special emphasis in allowing the creation and customization of female player models in MP (included in Ghost Recon 2 back on the Xbox but not customizable). I guess, according to Kotaku, Battlefield, MAG, and COD are the only war games out there these days. And since they don't include women, NO war games have. Humph.