Battlefield V Haters Addressed by DICE GM Who Declares the Game #EveryonesBattlefield

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May 25, 2018
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The first trailer for Battlefield V made it clear EA and DICE are taking a rather different approach to World War II than grim ‘n’ gritty competitors like Call of Duty: WWII. The trailer featured plenty of over-the-top action, crazy explosions, jeeps and planes raining from the sky, and, yes, a female character. Since this is 2018, the latter has divided the gaming community along predicable lines. The online rabble has become so loud, DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson took to Twitter to address the #NotMyBattlefield complaints:

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Real talk time – if EA and DICE were promoting Battlefield V as a deeply-researched, super-realistic recreation of World War II, those complaining about historical accuracy would certainly have a leg to stand on. But they’re not. As evidenced by the tweets above, they’re leaning into the craziness, and have specifically said they’re focusing on “untold” (in other words, mostly fictional) stories. There’s a long history of movies, TV, and video games that tinker with World War II in, shall we say, creative ways. If Battlefield V is unacceptable, you’d better also throw Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hellboy, Inglorious Basterds, Wolfenstein and other fan-favorites on the junk heap.

So yeah, try not to get too worked up, and if realism truly is what you’re looking for, there are plenty of more grounded WWII games out there (I suggest the classic Red Orchestra 2/Rising Storm). And if you’re just upset about the game including women (even though Battlefield 1 already broke that barrier) well, I dunno…maybe try to get out more?

Battlefield V will launch on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 19.

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