EA has addressed the backlash, from some gamers, around Battlefield V, centering on women being playable in the game.
In an interview Gamasutra, EA’s chief creative officer, Patrick Soderlund, offered a simple solution: “You have two choices: either accept it, or don’t buy the game. I’m fine with either/or.”
Soderlund then went on:
“Battlefield V is a lot about the unseen, the untold, the unplayed. The common perception is that there were no women in World War II. There were a ton of women who both fought in World War II and partook in the war.”
He also addressed the group of players who have a problem with the presence of women in the game:
“These are people who are uneducated—they don’t understand that this is a plausible scenario, and listen: this is a game. And today gaming is gender-diverse, like it hasn’t been before. There are a lot of female people who want to play, and male players who want to play as a badass [woman].”
Battlefield V is due out on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on October 19.
Also on Thumbsticks:
- Minit will be released on Nintendo Switch “in a month or so”
- Save up to 50% in the Nintendo E3 2018 eShop sale
- The Last of Us Part II will only let you play as Ellie
Enjoyed this article?
Found it interesting, entertaining, useful, or informative? Maybe it even saved you some money. That's great to hear! Sadly, independent publishing is struggling worse than ever, and Thumbsticks is no exception. So please, if you can afford to, consider supporting us via Patreon or buying us a coffee.
The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch patch is out now
A video game vision of Britain, from Fable to Watch Dogs Legion
Control Ultimate Edition doesn’t fit on an Xbox One disc (but does on PS4)
Fall Guys, Among Us give Cliff Bleszinski hope that he may return to games
Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. release window confirmed by Nintendo
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla post-launch DLC detailed
Save up to 85% with these new Xbox Game Store deals
Surprising nobody, 2K adds annoying, unskippable ads to NBA 2K21
Support Thumbsticks on Patreon, for as low as $1 a month, and you'll get a login to a speedy, ad-free version of the site.