So ppl are complaining that they won't remove female characters from online?
I like the option to play as females. It's fiction. Taking liberties is the whole point of fiction.
But, come on. EA's statements and handling of the entire release have been nothing short of abhorrent. What PR is "If you don't like it, don't buy it"? A lot of people who were fine with the game are put off by that attitude. "This company wants me to give them my money? No thank you. They're rude."
The problem is that it's based on a real event. If EA/DICE wanted to make their own original modern shooter with a cricket bat-wielding prosthetic-armed woman, there wouldn't be nearly as much backlash. Granted, there might still be some sexist assholes ripping the game a new one, but nowhere near the level of scathing BFV received, I wonder why.
This image seems dodgy to me... Is there actual footage of the event?
No live footage, but that screencap was an actual presentation during the event. EA/DICE continued to act like petulant children and call anyone who disapproves a sexist bigot while putting words in their mouth to boot. Spoiler: that's not what most of the detractors were saying.
Game was down 85% in pre-orders, compared to Black Ops 4, then 65% down in sales UK when comparing the first two weeks of battlefield 1 to 5. Target and Best Buy dropped the game's price to $30 just a week after launch. As a result EA's stock is also 40% down compared to E3 time.
Keep digging your own grave, DICE. For once I'm going to be clapping if a studio goes belly up.
This is exactly what happens when you pander to an audience that doesnt even play games.