Battlefield V has been getting backlash due to the heavy inclusion of women in a shooter game taking place in World War II. Many people feel women should not be playable characters at all. However, DICE and EA are not shaken about the problem and have reinforced their ideology.
DICE producer Aleksander Grondal sat down with GamesRadar and admitted he regrets not including women sooner.
"I mean, if we were getting on the bandwagon, I created Battlefield 1, and we could've 'jumped on the bandwagon' that time around.
I think it's a shame we didn't [add women], because that perhaps would've been better for us. I don't think it's a bandwagon thing, I think it's about gamers wanting to express themselves in different ways. If you take a look at Battlefield historically, it's been about expressing yourself through gameplay, solving problems the way you want to, and these characters fall perfectly in line with that thinking."
Now, we don't know for sure if the inclusion of women will be fortified or if it will stop at all, time will tell. However, Battlefield V will sell a lot of copies, that is for sure. Their competition this year is Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2, this publicity sure helps.
It will be interesting to read the feedback from gamers and fans, how the market is affected. Maybe the inclusion of women will make sales go down, or have the opposite effect and sell more.
Battlefield V comes out on October 19th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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