Battlefield V’s Germany Campaign “Won’t Be A Hero’s Story”
The team over at DICE decided to reveal a bit more about the upcoming Battlefield V title, including how one of the game’s campaign will not be a story about heroes.
Franchise design director Daniel Berlin explained in a recent interview that developers wanted to do a “tank specific war story” and one of the most iconic tanks of World War II was the German Tiger I heavy tank. This became the obvious choice and thus the “Last Tiger” was born, however with a German tank comes the need to use a German perspective. Rather than attempt to create a controversial campaign of German heroes, EA DICE decided instead to focus on the emotional aspect of the war, and tackle the idea of consequences as a driving force.
Building The Last Tiger, we decided to really dive into the emotions and the aspects of consequence, I’d say, and that was a driving factor when we built this. You may deny the actions you made, but even if you deny them you have to live with the consequences. All actions have consequences, even in war, so that’s an ongoing theme throughout the whole thing.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but I hope that mantra helps you understand some of what I mean when I say it’s not a hero story. It’s really about this tank crew going to war in this crazy machine and they start to actually question why they fight.”
The Last Tiger campaign will take place during the end days of the war, when the German military has begun to break down and the player’s tank crew in particular will have started questioning the “ideology that got them to this point.” At the same time, the Nazis will most likely be drastically downplayed as evidenced by trailers leading up to this point featuring a Balkenkreuz rather than a Swastika and lack of other Nazi regalia.
Battlefield V is set to arrive on November 20th for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. It will be interesting to see just how EA DICE chose to tackle a campaign following the German’s during the this period of time.
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