The Developer Said That They’ll Will Be on ‘The Right Side of History’
The inclusion of female soldiers in Battlefield V has caused a lot of controversy since the game’s trailer was shown last Wednesday.
Though the game’s developers at EA DICE have defended their inclusion several times, a design director for the game explained on Sunday that the decision to put female soldiers in the game was made in part because of that developer being a parent.
“I knew this was going to be a fight when i pushed for female soldiers in Battlefield,” said Reddit user Demize99, who is identified on the Battlefield subreddit as a “Design Director” at DICE. “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,” Demize99 said.
“And I think many people will play the game despite their reservations,” the director continued. “And maybe learn something about either history or themselves. That is part of the making games art.”
Many Battlefield fans (particularly on the series subreddit) have derided the existence of female troops in the upcoming game as “politically correct” and as part of a “Social Justice Warrior” or leftist “agenda”.
However, the game’s defenders have pointed out that women did serve in WW2 (even in combat roles) and have also argued that the Battlefield series has never aimed to be “historically accurate”.
Battlefield V is going to be available on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One on October 19th.