DICE: We'll Always Put Fun Over Authentic; We Wanted To Empower Player Choice, Diversity & Inclusion

DICE commented on the community's tepid response to the Battlefield V customization options seen in the trailer, saying that they'll always put fun over authentic and while they treat history with great respect, they wanted to empower player choice, diversity and inclusion in Battlefield V.

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KaiPow2217d ago

Gimme that Wake Island 2018!

Skull5212217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Yuck, this is like Disney’s response to the Star Wars fandom. I may have to just skip this game if diversity and inclusion are the drivers and not pleasing the Battlefield community that has been supporting you for 16 years...

As for player customization and choice that’s all well and good, but how about you give me the choice in my game to just see people in period authentic uniforms, and they can see whatever they want on their screen?

BadElf2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Agree. What exactly is the "Company customization" they were talking about? They said you will be able to change what YOU want to see, where what I see could be different than yours. Im hoping they mean we'll be able to make it more authentic... so if fools are choosing women with mohawks, I dont have to see it on my screen

Lord_Sloth2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

I could be wrong here but are they supposed to be guerrilla fighters? They seem very haphazard like just a bunch of schmucks who got caught up in the fighting which did happen in areas all across Europe during WW2. It's entirely possible this is about a group of poor souls who woke up 1 morning and found themselves in hell.

NarooN2217d ago

Because player skins = a great way to weasel microstransactions into the game.

Princess_Pilfer2216d ago

Nothing says authentic war shooter like WW1 being full of fully automatic rifles and people leaping out of modern fighter jets mid flight, sniping an enemy fighter pilot, and landing in the now dead pilots jet, hijacking it mid flight.

Battlefield hasn't been realistic in decades, and it's sorta silly to pretend it has been.

Daeloki2216d ago

Dude, it's a game, it's fictional, it's based on something real, but still fictional.

But I'm wasting words here, the community is probably better off without you anyway

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Aceman182217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

I wasn't buying the game because I'm tired of FPS right now, and I'm done with EA but goddamn I can't believe ppl on here throwing a b***h fit because of a female character in the game. There are much more pressing issues going on besides a women in a shooter game 😒

The 10th Rider2216d ago

It's more than just that. It's a female character with a prosthetic arm and a sniper rifle that doesn't look like she could be from any military from across history. If they'd just put in some female characters, but made it so they looked like they belong in WW2, I'd roll my eyes but ultimately I wouldn't think it was that big of a deal.

3-4-52217d ago

I would love for them to bring back Kharg Island from BF3 in a DLC.

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ArchangelMike2217d ago

To be honest with you I don't know what all the fuss is about. So what there's a female Scott with a prosthetic arm, and a Soldier with a Katana strapped to his back. If the game is fun, with great a great and involving story as well as engaging mutiplayer modes and addictive gameplay loops and mechanics, so what, isn't that what we pay money for, to have a fun and engrossing experience? I don't think I've ever seen an ultra-realism historically accurate WWII game that set the gaming charts alight. What if DICE implemented one shot kill permadeath, so you think that would make for a fun game or a more frustrating experience.

Alexious2217d ago

People just always have to find something to complain about.

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Anzil2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Realistic doesn’t equal Historically accurate.

Brave_Losers_Unite2217d ago

Why is it whenever a woman is included as a main role theres always people to complain about it? Its a video game for christ sake! People so triggered over a video game character shouldn't be playing video games but instead seek mental help

Goldby2217d ago


oh like Tech companies making millions off of a War that has killed countless people on both sides?

please, its a video game, not an 8th grade hsitory project.

games are meant to be fun over realistic. its not Battlefield simulator. its justa game

EazyC2217d ago

It feels like the antithesis of BF1942, which really did strive to be an authentic era-appropriate experience. How we've imposed our societal "inclusiveness" to retrofit history is actually quite insulting to those that fought.

Daeloki2216d ago

@EazyC those who fought in WWII probably don't give a crap, in fact they probably disapprove of gaming in general so what does it really matter anyway?

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qazitam672217d ago

100% correct. If you want a ultra realistic military simulation what are you playing BF for? It has never been that.

Anzil2217d ago (Edited 2217d ago )

Again with this unintelligent spew.... Realistic doesn’t equal Historically accurate.

Sunny_D2217d ago

Realistic doesn’t equal Historically accurate.

Ok, but unless the devs otherwise state that they are going for a historically accurate rendition, there really shouldn't be fuss over how they want to tell the story.

We don't want another Genji again with a giant enemy crab again, lol.

EazyC2217d ago

The same reason that FIFA has correct teams and branding, you want it to visually look like the real thing. That argument is so silly.

The 10th Rider2216d ago


But in the past Battlefield has been a franchise that has aimed for an authentic feel. Evidently V completely throws that out the window.