If you're referring to the Battlefield V controversy, it's an issue of historical accuracy rather than an issue with women. Only a handful of neckbeard types complain about female playable characters in games under normal circumstances, recent games like Horizon: Zero Dawn and ReCore have female main characters, and the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider from Eidos and Control from Remedy have female main characters, and barely anybody complained about any of those, most welcome it. I myself prefer a female playable character as long as it fits the setting of the game. Battlefield V is a unique case because it is a WW2 game, by having a woman on the game's cover, multiple mini-campaigns with playable female characters, and the option to have female playable characters in multiplayer regardless of faction, EA/DICE is basically insinuating that a ton of women not only served in WW2, but fought in combat in WW2. That is simply not true, the number of women that served is significantly lower than men, and the number of women who fought in combat is significantly lower still. What's worse, they exacerbated the situation by telling consumers that they were uneducated, claiming that they stood on the right side of history by featuring so many female characters. Simple fact of the matter is, several major players in WW2 didn't allow women to serve in combat roles, and yet Battlefield V depicts women from some of those countries in combat. They are breaking historical accuracy and then telling consumers that they aren't.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 23 August 2018