The Announcement of Battlefield V and the corresponding trailer, not only earned positive votes. As many fans noticed, there was an amazing number of women to see. That may sound chauvinistic, but it has a historical background, because according to many fans, women were rarely to be found on the battlefields of World War II.
Add to that the eye-catching prostheses and for many fans, every realism and every chance to get involved in the story went straight to the point. Threads with the were circulating quickly on Reddit and other social media platforms #NotMyBattlefield (Not my Battlefield) that got angry players upset.
The DICE Game Director responds to one of these threads as follows:
"I knew this was going to be a fight when I pushed for female soldiers in Battlefield. I have a daughter, and I don't want to ever have to answer her question of "why can't I make a character that looks like me" with "because you're a girl."
I fundamentally feel to my core this is the right way and I will find myself on the right side of history.
And I think many people will play the game despite their reservations. And maybe learn something about either history or themselves. That is part of the making games art. "
“When I started advocating female soldiers in Battlefield V, I knew it was going to turn into an argument. But I have a daughter and I don't want to answer "Because you are a girl" when she asks me "Why can't I create a character that looks like me?"
I am sure this is the way to go and that I am on the right side of the story. I hope that many people will try the game anyway and hopefully learn something about the history or themselves "
Battlefield V - No Macho War
Even if this explanation doesn't necessarily explain the metal prostheses and wild face paint, it still makes sense. If you do a little research, you will quickly find out that women played a bigger role in fights than “man” might imagine. It's not just about the nurse, it's fighting too. Serve as an example here Lyudmila “Lady Death” Pavlichenko, a female Russian sniper with 309 confirmed hits, the many women in the French Resistance and Russian troops.
Maybe some of the fans who rail about the lack of realism need to get a dose of realism out of history class first. Or, follow the advice above and give Battlefield V a try when it releases on October 16th.
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