Battlefield V studio head confirms female characters 'are here to stay'

Battlefield V studio head confirms female characters 'are here to stay'

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This past Wednesday, EA and DICE showed off the first information about Battlefield V with a trailer that revealed the presence of playable female characters. Since that time, disgruntled community members have taken to Reddit and other social media locations with the #notmybattlefield hashtag to protest the presence of females, "bionic" (prosthetic) arms and tattooed / painted skin in the World War II themed game. They are, some Redditors have written, looking for "historical accuracy".

As a result of the controversy, DICE General Manager Oskar Gabrielson has taken to Twitter with the company's response: "First let me be clear about one thing. Player choice and female playable characters are here to stay. We want Battlefield V to represent all those who were a part of the greatest drama in human history, and to give players choice to choose and customize the characters they play with."

"Our commitment as a studio is to do everything we can to create games that are inclusive and diverse. We always set out to push boundaries and deliver unexpected experiences. But above all, our games must be fun! The Battlefield sandbox has always been about playing the way you want. Like attempting to fit three players on a galloping horse, with flamethrowers. With BFV, you also get the chance to play as you want. This is #everyonesbattlefield".

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