DICE has heard the complaints about Battlefield V's realism (or lack thereof) and it seems the studio is making some changes.
LOL look how fast the story flips.
Too bad they won't be changing the weapon attachments that don't do anything other than change appearance... wtf.
It's WWII man. There aren't a lot of weapon attachments and rail systems at this time in history. I was just happy to be able to get a reflex sight on my guns given the general availability of the era.
Guess when they realized some people took their, "if you don't like it, don't buy it" comment to heart, that they actually needed to appeal to the people who would buy the game, instead of the people who make a fuss about things they actually have no interest in spending money on. It'd be nice if other publishers would take note on this, because it's what people have been preaching to them since gamergate got derailed by Sarkeesian and her supporters. Maybe in the future, they can actually gain some good will from gamers by saying the, "if you don't like it, don't buy it", to those who had no intention or interest in buying it in the first place, and if a developer wants to do something different for artistic reasons, do it in a place where your target audience isn't an established group of what is essentially a core part of the general gaming market, along with droves of typical casual gamers who don't get involved with the politics either way.
Great comment man, I cant agree enough. You should tweet Dice. I feell though that the damage has already been done and that this will be the least successful BF game in years.
But isn't this exactly what all the haters wanted? Honestly, I'm disappointed they are caving. I hope they don't end up sucking the personality out of the game.
Money talks, lol.
Looks like the pre-orders (money) is making them suddenly see the light. If only I cared.
Yeah, once I saw the news about pre-orders being weak, I knew something would have to give.
The game is already dead in my eyes. So I couldn't care less.
Me too. Also, I always have a little sigh of relief when I see people using that term correctly. I know it's an American thing to say "I could care less", but what does that even mean!?
THANK YOU Like oh... you could... but you aren’t?
I'm no grammar nazi but I'm the same way, just really bugs me to see it used incorrectly idk why.
Most people read at a 3rd grade level in America
Most people make up fake statistics outside of America.
Great they to hear they at least are waking up now, people want the classic Battlefield and not some fortnite costumization nightmare
So wait, now they're giving me less customization options because of a bunch of whiners are saying it's not "Historically" accurate?
I was looking forward to robotic arms too
it's not a robotic arm - it's an accurate 1940's prosthetic arm.
@ziggurcat It was not an accurate prosthetic arm. It may have been modeled after an actual prosthetic arm but the capability (of the item it is based on) is not anywhere close to how it will be used in the game. Ignoring the fact there wasn't anybody with such prosthetics in the war. Movement for those 1940's prosthetics required the other hand to move the prosthetic into place and lock it down. There is very limited motion of the device, limited grab and stability control even when locked own. That very picture above (in this page) the one with the women (with Mad Max war paint) would require a lot of work when she wanted to move the gun to a fire position from her walking position. It would require her to take her good arm and move the prosthetic to a new location and then put her free arm back on the trigger before she could fire the gun (not to mention the design would have not ability to react to recoil or actually grab the gun in the first place) Calling this games prosthetic as accurate is like calling James Bond's Austin Martin (an actual car) available at every dealer with the same upgradable rocket launchers, machine guns, oil slicks, and can act as submarines when need be. Both are the arm in this game and Jame's Bond car are pure fantasy.
*sigh* you people... it's not a robotic arm. disagreeing with a fact makes you look silly: https://c.slashgear.com/wp-...
@gumby: "It was not an accurate prosthetic arm." Yes it is. The modelling looks pretty accurate to me, I don't know what images you're looking at. "It may have been modeled after an actual prosthetic arm but the capability (of the item it is based on) is not anywhere close to how it will be used in the game ... Movement for those 1940's prosthetics required the other hand to move the prosthetic into place and lock it down. There is very limited motion of the device, limited grab and stability control even when locked own." All of that is irrelevant. The prosthetic is historically accurate, it doesn't have to function the same way in a video game. "Ignoring the fact there wasn't anybody with such prosthetics in the war." The British had the SOE, which often had people with prosthetic limbs in its ranks, so you're the one ignoring the facts.
@zuggurcat Looks does not equal functionality. If someone includes a model of a P-51 Mustang in the game, but makes it function like an F-35 Lightning II, would that be historically accurate to you as well? A prosthetic arm during that time does not work the way it did in the Battlefield V trailer. Even with modern technology prosthetic limbs are not combat ready. If you need further proof, here is a historical video on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Most prosthetic arms during the WWII era were used as tools, so veterans who were missing limbs could return home to work in a craft of their choosing. They were certainly not combat ready in a way that was portrayed by DICE.
Do you think they will give you those customization for free? They will make you grind and grind for it, or allow you to “save” time in form of microtransaction. I’d rather they have less customization than bombarding the game with MT.
So you'd rather have 20 options (with MT's) rather than 50 options (with MT's)? I mean, regardless there is going to be MT's... why not have more options to choose what you want?
Not going to make one difference in sales. EA and DICE are the problem. People are sick of their BS
Good to better strategy is what they should have applied. Yet Battlefield V pretended to be something it was not and now it's gonna be damage control. But I think it's too late. They lost half their player base.
Authentic Gear gear to go with the "Faster Bullets" gun mod? So authentic i dunno how you do it EA!
This is surely a step in the right direction but that beta was irrepairably mediocre. No spark at all.
It felt no spark xuz the audio mixer was bugged.
How about being authentic to history?
In that case 1 life.Once you die online your console/PC ejects said gane and blows it to kingdom come
Honestly, would have been happy to see them take a year off from Battlefield altogether. They need some fresh thinking.
If they want to make a Fortnite clone, fine. As long as you don't sacrifice Battlefield for it.
No thanks EA. Too late to get my money
These guys are cowards who can't even stick to their own guns.
The pre orders must be really bad!
EA / DICE news is very funny lately, I have a feeling the coming months are going to be entertaining :)
Instead of prosthetic arm we’ll get prosthetic leg then.
Played the beta. It was ok. Really felt like bf1. I'm going to pass on this one
I'll buy it if they dial back the involvement of EA and DICE in the development of this title.
Sorry, not buying anyways. Not at launch atleast, I’ll wait til I see some BR gameplay and decide. I typically wait til December when it’s $30.
All the original dice devs must be gone beta was crap 1943 arcade game and BF heroes pisses on it .
They're definitely scrambling now, but the damage is done DICE and EA, I am not preordering, and I'm not getting this atrocious attempt to add feminist propaganda to a WWII game.
Putting all their art and design choices to one side, the gameplay is trash anyway. The worst kind of shooter with no tactics. Feels so much like COD.
Remove woman soldiers from the Axis and the Americans (who didn't have woman soldiers in their frontlines at that particular historic period), and all will be forgiven
ROFL BF5 & authentic eh? Lets make the clothes look real, but put women on the frontline- cause we gotta make it look like we care so we can get laid lol Seems like producers aren't real men & cant get a woman, so they are trying to act like one.
Look here everybody, we got an alpha male or atleast a douchebag that tells us what is or isnt alpha.
A Battlefield veteran here, played the alphas 1 and 2 and the beta last week, i haven't pre ordered it but i'm going to buy it on day 1. I don't believe in pre orders, ill pay my money when the game is ready and not paying anything to them until then. Its a good game, just like other battlefield games, sure it has problems, the revive feature is horrible, but really cant fault it. Historically in accurate, so what. I hate how lefty crap has gotten into everything these days, but at the end of the day your trying to shoot people, you dont give a crap that the team of snipers are women or that have a coat with some symbol on it, either way id still buy it, i love battlefield and ill be there.
I agree squire, I have been playing since BF1942, thousands upon thousands of hours and honestly, a few liberties taken with historical accuracy hasn't changed the fact that BF5 is a blast to play in my opinion. I'll see you on the battlefield buddy 😀
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But I was looking forward to playing BattleFortnite !
You told us not to buy it and now you seem surprised when people lost interest. How about an apology to the fans who were trying to inform you of this before that you dismissed without thought for being sexist because you were selectively listening? When you apologize for acting more petulant than the fans, then maybe you have a shot at getting my business back.
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