Following its announcement trailer on Wednesday, “Battlefield V” has been the subject of online criticism from some vocal players who seemed to take issue with its depiction of a woman in combat during the second World War amidst all the other men.
The attacks, from players using the excuse of a female character’s inclusion in the game being ‘historically inaccurate’, have been responding with dislikes and complaints of political correctness along with hashtags such as #NotMyBattlefield.
Of course history itself would argue with them considering there were more than a few notable women in combat in WW2, but the backlash has become bad enough that Oskar Gabrielson, the general manager of developer DICE, has had to respond to the chatter on Twitter saying effectively if you have a problem with it – it’s your problem:
“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 [to] give players [the] 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” is slated for release on October 21st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.