One of the Battlefield 5 design directors said the inclusion of playable female figures in World War II shooters will take him to the "right side of the story".
Comment on In the upcoming game that announced last week, Alan Kertz said: "I knew this would be a fight when I pushed for female soldiers in Battlefield a daughter, and I never want to answer her question, why can not I make a character who looks like me? with "because you're a girl."
"I basically feel my core, that's the right way and I'll find myself on the right side of the story. "
His comments came in this reddit thread when asked why EA Dice chose this game to introduce playable female soldiers, Kertz said it felt" inevitably "and" the excuses went out. "
" I also know that much has changed in society and for me personally, I grew up a bit and saw the world with new eyes. In the industry, for some reason, we have seen so much male dominance, and I work for a studio and a business that recognizes the value of diversity in what we do as playmakers. That was also a big deal for me.
"Sometimes enough things come together to make it happen, it felt like an inevitability, the excuses became scarce and the support was there … that's what happens now." [1
Kertz also prophesied that "many people, despite their reservations, will play the game" and that they may "learn something about history or themselves."
On fan criticism that the way Battlefield depicts 5 female soldiers is historically incorrect, Kertz said that the game is a "balancing act" between authenticity and the creation of a shooter that "engages in the long term". He also pointed out that earlier Battlefield games did not always aim for complete historical accuracy.
"I think there are some great authentic WW2 experiences [s] from Day of Defeat [to] Post Scriptum, each offering its own flavor Let's not forget that the first Battlefield WW2 game had a jetpack DLC and the Russians an MP18 / Japanese SMG.
"We want to create the most immersive experience we can create that drives us to physical and some authentic elements. We also want it to engage in the long term. That is always a balancing act. I am sure that we have hit this mark, not for everyone, but we will reach the goal.
He did not refer to the thread, but the username, Demize99, matches his Twitter handle.