- Oct 25, 2017
This thread is about EA's response to misogynistic backlash over Battlefield V featuring female characters - not about your personal unrelated complaints about Battlefield V or its customization system in general. Do not enter this thread to dismiss the existence of misogynistic backlash over the game featuring female characters.
Battlefield V’s decision to prominently feature women in combat as part of its World War II setting may have angered some gamers online — who responded to the inclusion of female soldiers with the #NotMyBattlefield hashtag — but developers at Electronic Arts and DICE remain unmoved by the reaction.
In an interview with Gamasutra, EA chief creative officer Patrick Söderlund says that the developer is uninterested in taking flak for diversifying the gaming space. “We stand up for the cause, because I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you have two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game,” he says. “I’m fine with either or.” According to Söderlund, the dev team itself also pushed for women in Battlefield V
Many of those who used the #NotMyBattlefield hashtag complained that the inclusion of women was “historically inaccurate,” despite women playing a variety of roles during WWII as everything from fighter pilots to snipers. Söderlund found the response to be both ignorant and beside the point. "These are people who are uneducated — they don’t understand that this is a plausible scenario, and listen: this is a game,” he says.
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