NieR Automata Director Opens Up About Battlefield V’s “Female Controversy”
The Battlefield V reveal that took place last week showed off loads of exciting new content to be debuted in the latest entry in the series. Additionally, many of the series mainstays, such as co-op and conquests, are in for some quality of life changes and updates. Unfortunately, not all the upcoming changes have been positively received. The newly announced inclusion of females within Battlefield V has – as many things seem to do – upset people on the internet, with angered fans citing reasons such as historical accuracy.
As expected, DICE responded by stating that player choice – and subsequently playable female characters – are here to stay, though another game director had an altogether different response to the controversy. NieR: Automata director Yoko Taro – the epitome of unpredictability – made a rather impactful statement on Twitter regarding the presence of woman in Battlefield V:
Meanwhile, in Japan battleships are made into beautiful girls, warlords are made into pretty boys loving boys, schoolgirls ride tanks, and anything you want…”
He forgot about the one where beautiful girls turn into fighter jets! That said, Taro certainly has a point. Historical accuracy can be very important within some video games, though oft-times liberties can be taken in order to provide a more enjoyable, inclusive experience. That said, female soldiers did in fact fight in some areas of World War II. Of all the things fans could potentially get upset about, female soldiers shouldn’t even be on the list.
Battlefield V arrives on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 19, 2018.
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