In an interview executive producer Aleksander Grondal talked about Women in Battlefield 5 & the lack of women in Battlefield 1.
“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.
It’s not what you want to do, you want to create a game that’s the best game for all our players. That being said, we decided to make a game that involved personalizing a character, creating your own company of soldiers. And we thought it was right that you could be able to be whomever you wanted to be in that context”.
“We stand by that. I still think it’s the right thing to do, and I still think it’s the right thing for us as a franchise. It takes a good bit of balancing.”
“When Battlefield 5 was revealed and women were revealed to be in the game it felt like the internet lost its mine. To a point where Oskar Gabrielson, general manager at DICE issues a statement.
“player choice and female playable characters are here to stay,” while EA’s Patrick Soderlund also had something to say on this subject. “two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game.”
Battlefield 5 has taken a lot of heat since the game was revealed as we can tell by the Preorder Sales which is not looking good.
Dice has used the right measures for handling it. It appears that Dice is trying their best here to make the game relatable to all types of gamers. Battlefield is usually one of the most loved shooters and this is the first year in memory that fans have been visibly displeased.
It also doesn’t help that their rival game Call Of Duty added the trending Battle Royale mode. COD Blackout Mode Hurting Battlefield V and that could be the narrative we go by for the rest of the year.
Will Battlefield outsell Call Of Duty this year? Who knows but it appears both games have had a lot of heat with their reveals this year. Battlefield 5 Beta starts open beta kicks off September 6th make sure to come to play with us.
Battlefield 5 is scheduled to release on October 19th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC.
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