Battlefield V executive producer Aleksander Grøndal said DICE is more concerned with fun than authenticity.
In case you missed the Battlefield V reveal yesterday, DICE has expanded its focus to include female soldiers. The move hasn’t been well received by a handful of internet denizens, with some citing a lack of historical accuracy as a reason they’re unhappy with this addition to the game. Grøndal responded on Twitter, saying, “we’ll always put fun over authentic.”
Grøndal’s post is a quoted tweet of a thread by Game Informer Australia’s David Milner, who compiled a string of gameplay gifs demonstrating the havoc that can typically unfold in a Battlefield game, which isn’t particularly historically accurate or grounded in the world of reality and physics at all.
Grøndal added that “a balance needs to be found” between fun and authentic, telling fans that “the proof is in the pudding,” and to sit tight to see more gameplay if they’re “on the fence”.
He also hinted that we might see Omaha Beach and El-Alamein from Battlefield 1942.
Following the reveal trailer, EA confirmed the title won’t have a Premium Pass, and that major post-release content will be released for free. EA also announced the game won’t feature loot boxes, and that microtransactions will be limited to cosmetic items only.
Battlefield V is available to pre-order now, and if you’re considering whether to commit early or not, you can check out our complete guide to the game’s various pre-order bonuses to help make your decision.
Battlefield V launches on October 19 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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