Battlefield 2042 Emma "Sundance" Rosier is a non-binary Specialist confirmed by DICE. Revives will be faster & offer "better feedback" too.
Why is it "wow?"
Lol. I think sometimes people do things for attention. Maybe it was designed by a non binary person. Or maybe it doesn't even matter... You know because it doesn't. @moriarty1889. Pandering? No I thought it was trolling lol. What exactly is there to pander to? I mean who is this design supposed to please lol.
It's "wow" because it's totally out-of-the-way, unnecessary pandering. Nobody playing this game cares whether or not a cookie cutter character in an FPS game is "non-binary" I assure you. Too much left-wing activism and pandering in game development these days; we need new, non-woke studios.
@Eonjay If it doesn't matter then why are they even doing it?
Because it’s certainly important in a shooter the types of genitals you want to rub?
@syntheticForm absolutely nothing to do with any form of left-wing activism or “non-woke” culture. It’s just the usual developers and publishers trying to earn brownie points and awards for inclusion… and well in reality what should it mean anyway. No one should care but people create their own fuss. These “left wing” “non woke” statements that everybody flings around these days are far more stupid than the targets they’re aimed at. No one actually understands their meaning and the irony of how they use them. Never mind the damage it actually causes in real scenarios. I wish all these silly trends would end or people would get smart enough to understand the repercussions of them.
@rambot89 I don't know why they are doing it and I am telling you that it still doesn't matter. Why should something like this 'matter'? There are other specialists but only 'Sundance' get the reaction. Maybe its the trolling/triggering that makes them interesting. Thats what I'm getting at.
@1nsomniac Exactly. Why do they even care? It's the same idea as more female representation in games. Wherever you land on the politics, there's always a choice and it ultimately actually doesn't effect you. You can't win. Throwing tantrums just validates any controversy and probably just leads to developers trolling you even harder. Grow up and it won't matter. It's just a game and you can play it however or as whoever you like.
Wow at how pathetic this is? Yeah I'd agree there.
Very pathetic. More pathetic that these companies feel the need to do this type of crap.
Think you mean "WHY?" Cause I'm pretty sure a bullet doesn't care what your gender is.
To be fair, they've only commented on the character because people asked. It's not like other devs where they scream from the rooftops that a character is non-binary. It doesn't seem like they think it's a big deal. So I'd say this isn't just them pandering.
It's a big enough deal that they specifically talked about it...
Because they were asked. They didn't just bring it up out of nowhere. Up until now they never even mentioned it.
I'd say pandering is exactly what they are doing. Who cares if they were asked. How about saying; 'our game is a straight up pvp shooter with no story campaign, the sexual orientations and gender identities of the characters are not relevant to anything.' Of course in order to say that the developer would need to identify as someone with a spine.
The context never actually matters though. When Tell Me Why got revealed, people also said the exact same thing even though it was about the main character in story-driven game. People always frame it as pandering, virtue signaling and so on because they don't want to see transgender and non-binary people in media ... but know outright saying that is wrong. That's why they're disliking your comment more than others even though they agree. You're being too honest about it. It's strange reading these comments and knowing that in 15-30 years most people won't be offended by any of this anymore, same as the hate against gay people dropping like a stone. It's all so pointless and just history repeating itself. We're at a point where most still dislike these people and are confused by them, but a rapidly growing minority have no issue with them, and it's driving those who do mad. And like them or not, the specialists are actually supposed to be characters. They're trying to emulate EA's other big shooter, Apex Legends. The developers have no reason to get angry and respond like you're asking, and if a character artist pushed to include that design, it's only a big deal if you make it one. You could also call my comment pandering, but I'd rather pander and get an easy 90% likes than 90% dislikes and my name isn't 'LucasRuinedChildhood' in real life, so I have nothing to gain. It's just my genuine opinion. Your comment is much closer to pandering (for likes), but I accept that it's your genuine opinion.
Checked all the boxes, black female non binary. I really hope this woke b.s is a phase we can all get past because it’s getting old
Yeah. I’m tired of this crap.
You forgot how marketing depicts her as that generic "care free but confident" personality that Marvel loves shoving into every character
Omg! You said "she", when it's a them, you're going straight to hell now and your soul cannot be saved!
Well she didn't get born without genatalia unless that's some new barbie doll defect that hasn't been used as an excuse yet.
You should be using the word "It" not them because they or them is plural and doesn't make sense in the English language. "It" makes perfect sense if you decide you're non-binary, and "It" is all you would deserve to be called.
Yeah,this b.s is getting old
Black female is the mascot for "woke" game development. How do you pander to that group? Gotta have a black female as the lead or a very prominent role. Keep in mind it can't be a black male or any other race. It's become a so predictable now that it's a joke
That's the funniest thing about it...they lumped ALL of the wokeism into a single character. How much more blatant could it be that they only did this, with the lowest effort imaginable, to please certain critics? So it's not even misplaced activism, it's entirely faked activism. Best part is I just posted the other day how much the character looks like a suburban soccer mom. Maybe they were trying to represent them as well...
Why are you so mad? 😂
If I was black I'd be salty as hell about this. They can't catch a break....
Nobody cares about these days fictional characters "genders" when they're TRYING TO KILL ONE ANOTHER!!
This. Unless there are physical traits to characters like males can take more bullet damage, females can move faster etc But that's not it. I mean it's cool that they included for players that want to be represented
There is no such thing as a non-binary human, follow the science.
John_McClane If you actually followed science you know you would be wrong.
Oh god Bfv flashbacks
Another reason to not pre-order aside from the atrocious beta and the specialists.
Lol dice c'mon. It is like they want to keep sales numbers down at any cost
Do you feel attacked?
It's a nice move by DICE this, as any criticism of the specialists can now be waved off as homophobic.
Irrelevant lol no body cares what the hell you identify as when In the middle of a war
eh...women and children though...
Children wouldn’t be in war… women can fight in a war but gender identity isn’t going to stop a bullet
I identify as non-binary, but even I get tired of this kind of stuff. I understand trying to expand the characters in a world to be on all different parts of the spectrum of human life, but when it's singled out like this it can feel more like baiting a specific audience rather than exploring organic diversity. It was pointed out in the comments that DICE didn't bring this up without anyone asking, but it still feels unnecessary. Just like walking by people or interacting with them in the real world, we don't have to know everyone's granular life details.
You do? Ok I am made of questions right now but I think we can solve this whole non-binary thing right now very easily. Do you stand up or sit down to pee?
Gender and Sex are not the same thing. Sex is biologically defined, Gender is a social construct.
THANK YOU. Like damn. It just serves no purpose outside of PR. It's so transparent.
technically all video game characters are binary, either a 1 or a 0 despite how the character might feel.
Just like actual people then.
On the Arabic version of the official site they just call her a she. They flat out made up words for the german and polish version to just avoid assigning a gender.
Of course EA and dice don't have the balls to be coherent about this since they'd risk boycott in most arabic countries. Their morality is just as flexible as their video game characters sexuality.
They have this design tactic where when they make a transgender or nonbinary character, they always make them look like either a normal man or a woman model wise, IE. no adams apple, clear feminine voice, etc. Then they can call them whatever they want and just change the pronouns in countries where it's forbidden. Only game I remember that did an accurate looking design for a trans person was Watch Dogs 2.
That's the real kicker with all this nonsense. The corporate types enforcing this stuff could not give a single shit about peoples' identity etc. It's so cynical.
In a game that has absolutely no campaign therefore no story and is just a strait up pvp shooter. Are we going to act like this isn't more forced pandering?
They want people to be be invested in these specialists as it will be a massive part of the live service money grabbing BS.
Next items on the list .Tell people Boris loves to cook and his favorite movie is Star wars .make even more trailers with Synth drums and generic hollywood music .release lore comics whose only purpose is to tell everyone the granny is gay .develop a schedule for cosmetics where the launch cosmetics are fitting and realistic, then 3 months after marketing stops, unleash clown suits .Finally, double down on all of the above, when called out, act like its for "empowerment" or "representation" but it's data driven for profit, then dismiss all claims by either getting a single death threat then trying to scapegoat all crticism as that, or, cherry pick out comments to make everyone look like racists/sexists/buzzwords Do all this within 3 months time while letting cheaters run rampant and forcing people to show direct feed video to the CM twitter just to get someone banned.
Ahhh so that's why they put operators in.
So stunning. So brave.
Oh ffs when will this woke muppetry end?
When the general public grows a few pair. Wtf is all this me too, inclusive nonsense? Who tf is giving these people the time of day knowing they won't even buy the game? It has to stop!
Why does this even matter? Like...why do we need to know what a video game character does with their junk if it has nothing to do with gameplay or the story? Just leave it to the imagination. This is silly. Might as well tell us their favorite ice cream flavor and whether they prefer their toilet paper roll hung overhand or underhand. They're more concerned with cynical PR point-scoring than putting out a quality BF game. This would be hilarious if it weren't so tragic. This is not a BF game. It's a paint-by-numbers boardroom project with BF slapped on it because they didn't want to start a separate franchise. Meaningless character backstory isn't going to fix that.
I agree that it doesn't matter at all but think of it this way. DICE is a business. A businesses job is to sell more product. Obviously someone at DICE thought this may sell some more games. Whether it does or not is irrelevant, they thought it would. If you think DICE did this to be inclusive rather than trying to sell more games, well, then you are naïve. Relax man. This means nothing at all.
"Obviously someone at DICE thought this may sell some more games. Whether it does or not is irrelevant, they thought it would" That is what i don't get. We have seen that woke BS like that effects sales numbers in a negative way, but these companies are willing to take a few millions in losses just to be "inclusive". And now I shouldn't believe that they try to "make a change"
Binary code claims to be non binary, seems as legit as everything else.
This doesn't matter on 2 different levels. It doesn't matter that she's 'non-binary' however why did it matter for DICE to make her non-binary? In the middle of a war, would anybody give a shit if you're not gender-fluid? Ticking a box for pandering. Get this woke shit out of my face. Don't even mention the characters gender and let the gamer decide what 'gender' she/it is.
Now the games fixed. This really did it. I'm buying the game now.
They really know how to sell to their core...I guess they are smarter than everyone else, they know what's best...
😂😂 Come on Dice, you are just going to trigger some people