After the reveal of Battlefield V by EA DICE, Some fans voiced out their concerns about the game trying too hard to impress the modern day audiences by adding playable female characters into the game. Now, the general manager at DICE, Oskar Gabrielson, spoke out and gave fans the explanation.
“Let me be clear about one thing,” Gabrielson said on a tweet. “Player choice and female playable characters are here to stay.”
In the new upcoming Battlefield V, players are provided with the option to create many customizable avatars, which will form part of the Company of soldiers players accumulate over time. Several cosmetic options are available including the ability to choose a gender and ethnicity in the game. These new changes are met with some opposition in Reddit and other social media platforms where some players asked EA DICE’s disregard of “historical accuracy” with the addition of female soldiers in the game. But worth noting fact is that several historical evidence showed that women did take part in battle operations and espionage missions during World War II. Check out this article by Mental Floss, where they documented 8 women who went into battle in the war.
“We want Battlefield V to represent all those who were a part of the greatest drama in human history,” Gabrielson said in a comment thread on Twitter.“And give players choice to choose and customize the characters they play with. Our commitment as a studio is to do everything we can to create games that are inclusive and diverse. We always set out to push boundaries and deliver unexpected experiences. But above all, our games must be fun!”
Battlefield V will launch for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One on October 11. If you want to pre-order and want some details for the game including early-access click here.