Why Call of Duty: Ghosts (finally) has female soldiers in multiplayer

Polygon: "Offering male and female gender options to Call of Duty: Ghosts players in the game's Create-A-Soldier mode was a product of the game's focus on character customization. But it was also a product of Activision and Infinity Ward looking to give the diverse Call of Duty fan base an equally diverse set of character traits. It was not, Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin said, an attempt just to try to draw in more people."

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GraveLord2285d ago

Not really. But whatever floats your boat.

shivvy242285d ago

it was sarcasm , pretty sure !

black0o2285d ago

the good side is t-bag will be welcomed with a smile :)

HammadTheBeast2285d ago

Because the target audience of CoD is 10-15 year old's.

I'm actually puzzled why there's been 0 mention of sexism and oversexualization, yet the mere mention of Ellie in Last of Us brought tears to Kotaku and Polygon's review.

dark-hollow2285d ago

Not saying I agree with kutaku or polygon, but what's sexist about including female soldiers in cod ghosts?

Mutant-Spud2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Uh Oh! don't tell Anita Sarkesian.
Trigger warning ladies! Trigger Warning!
So are we also going to see C.O.D cutscenes where a woman has her throat cut by a Japanese soldier or her eye gouged out in a Russian Gulag?
I mean, it'd be sexist not to right?

dark-hollow2285d ago

Did Anita criticize military games? Am pretty sure she didn't because in these games both genders are on equal footing.

It's the use of women time and time again as an object to feel sympathetic for in myriad of games.

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llMurcielagoll2284d ago

Don't forget the smart fish and the dog with jaggy edges and stiff tongue!

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NatureOfLogic2285d ago

This was a very smart decision Imo.

Donnieboi2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Should have been done a long time ago. Metal Gear Online had females, customized outfits/hair, etc. Why is it so hard for COD to do ACTUAL new things, instead of doing old things that others have already implemented. Even their "revolutionary" fish AI was seen in games like Ecco the Dolphin (Genesis) and Super Mario 64 (N64).

Even the sliding has been done on Far Cry 3 and Killzone 3 before (and others). What took them so long to finally add it to COD?

mp12892285d ago

It wasn't that they didn't want to do it, its just that they were too lazy to come up with the idea. Took them 7 years...

ginsunuva2285d ago

Oh and don't forget the super original cover and lean mechanic from Killzone 2...

SpideySpeakz2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Women. Dogs. Fish.

Yes, this is pretty revolutionary. Next Gen technology! /s

Prototype_79L2285d ago

Well, then what revolution BF4 has?

DICE is always one step behind, they don't have the balls to implement "new" things in their game. They had commander mode in BF2, they had their chance to keep it in BFBC2 and BF3 but no, they simply dropped this feature until they saw Black ops 2 had strike force missions, which is kind of a commander mode rip-off.
Leaning out is not a new feature, but i bet the next new feature in BF5 will be the lean out.

There is hours of BF4 multiplayer gameplay, and apart from graphics i saw no revolution. A collapsing skyscraper and exactly the same game mechanics as in BF3.

EazyDuz222284d ago

New water physics. Previous games had flat water, now there are rough seas, makes battles on the water a lot more tricky and realistic.
New ways to destroy buildings and scenery to your advantage. You couldnt collapse a road, dropping a tank into an underground car park in previous games.
More realistic buildings with elevators in them.

Sounds better to me than fish that swim away from you (Super Mario had that feature) and a dog.

Mini05102282d ago

To be honest, it was a smart move to put female characters.

but anyways, nice trolling. 3/10

CouldHaveYelledUiiW2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

We (Gamers) demanded it,

Plus, the reality is women-

-Women fight wars.
-Women play COD & FPSs.
-It is just dumb not to include at least a female skin for multiplayer in a game like this.

SlavisH22285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

what wars are you talking about? Last time i checked women still arent in SF/SO or direct combat or apart of the draft in U.S. They also have lower qualifications then man to get into the military. Only in tv/movies and games in reality wemon only make up 18 to 20 percent of military. The U.S. is trying to allow wemon into combat but they havent implemented because they don't know how to without lowering the standards.

dark-hollow2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Actually the ban of women participating in direct combat in the US army has been lifted on Jan 2013.

Besides, Israel (a country with very strong and well trained military) for an example have women that participate in direct combat.

bjmartynhak2285d ago


and more: the military service is mandatory for women in Israel

SlavisH22284d ago (Edited 2284d ago )

@dark hollow+ every disagree. Read what i said. I stated they are trying implement a non gender military but we don't have wemon in combat arms yet because wemon and men have different PT (physical fitness standards) The chief of staff of the army is trying to implement it. its like the Affordable Care Act (obamacare). It became law in 2010 but they are still trying to implement it. Im sorry but these are the facts It sounds good in the media but facts on the ground are different plus most woman don't want to be in ground combat. Most people who want wemon in combat have never served and never wanted too they just like how it sounds. Also dark i stated U.S. not israel. U.S. has the strongest military and its a volunteer military. You didnt prove anything i said was wrong you just restated it and move to another country off topic.

dark-hollow2284d ago (Edited 2284d ago )

It's doesn't mean that there is not a strong bias and gender stereotypes that hindered female contribution in the military and it's never too late to change. After all, it wasn't very long time ago when women weren't even allowed to vote.

I brought up Israel because they are a good example of a strong military with female soldier on almost every position in the military, and you can't deny that the Israeli army is one of the best trained for combat in the world, and besides, there are many reasons why US army is the strongest in the world, but not including female soldiers in combat is not one of them. In fact it could benefit the US army even further.

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Bruce_Wayne2285d ago

People thinking they're funny will T-Bag these women. It's inevitable.

Tru_Blu2285d ago

Wait till the chick camel bags them back

CouldHaveYelledUiiW2285d ago

Then some will get turned on.

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