Following the backlash about the use of Battlefield V Female Characters, DICE is answering with even more strict words. This had to happen and give the community their view of the game. Battlefield V is not a game that can be negotiated upon, you get what it is and that’s it.
The backlash falls to the fact that Battlefield V Female Characters are not realisting when it comes to World War 2. Many community members have given proof that women were indeed in the World War 2, but proving something doesn’t mean a thing since DICE has already explained that they’re giving us their take on the historic events.
EA’s chief creative officer Patrick Soderlund, while talking to Gamasutra, gave them another reason, an even more realistic one. He claims:
“My 13-year-old daughter plays Fortnite, and says, ‘I can be a girl in Fortnite. Why are people so upset about this?’ She looked at me and she couldn’t understand it,” Sonderlund said. “And I’m like, ok, as a parent, how the hell am I gonna respond to this, and I just said, ‘You know what? You’re right. This is not okay.'”
Given this, DICE and EA are laconic and strict about the backlash against Battlefield V Female Characters. They specifically let the community know that they either accept it or stay off Battlefield V:
“Today gaming is gender-diverse, like it hasn’t been before. There are a lot of female people who want to play, and male players who want to play as a badass [woman]. We stand up for the cause, because I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you have two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game. I’m fine with either or. It’s just not ok.”
Are you cool or against the use of Battlefield V Female Characters in the upcoming title? Do you think it’s understandable for DICE to want customization to be important in such a video game?