What is going on with the Battlefield V controversy?

Battlefield V has been officially announced for October 2018 by EA Games and the game’s Senior Producer Andreas Monrell gave some exciting hints and features that Battlefield fans and pre-owners are certainly going to enjoy. However, this title announcement was not as popular as the one of its predecessor due to its visually overcharged reveal trailer.

The reveal of this new WWII first-person shooter game prompted strong reactions from many fans for several reasons. The first strong set of reactions harvested by the trailer was due to the growing inclusion of women and other “historical inaccuracies,” according to many disgruntled players that reject these. However, DICE struck back by saying “female characters aren’t going anywhere”.

Also, there has been some growing criticism by several game reporters and fans of the game due to the sneak peek of the upcoming gameplay, which according to several battlefield fans “looks more like a Call of Duty gameplay trailer” than a tactical dynamic display typical of the Battlefield game.

The female inclusion controversy

DICE General Manager gave a solid point to ease up the growing controversy surrounding the upcoming game. He stated via Twitter: “First, let me be clear about one thing: Player choice and female playable characters are here to stay. We want Battlefield V to represent all those who were a part of the greatest drama in human history, and give players choice to choose and customize the characters they play with.”

Also, the developer team reassured their commitment to the public when it comes to being diverse, inclusive and fun. However, it is also important to note that it remains unknown whether female characters will be a part of the new customizable soldier features or just a feature that will depend on which team the player will participate in.

Battlefield’s team has stated that the studio’s main goal is to achieve fun over authenticity, which led the game developers to make the #everyonesbattlefield hashtag as a direct retaliation to the #notmybattlefield trend that has spread throughout the online community.

Source: The Verge