Since it’s reveal there has been a debate raging on in regards to Battlefield V. For the most part it has revolved around historical accuracy, women in the game, and customization options. Since the beginning, DICE has made it crystal clear that they have no plans on cowtailing to the Battlefield community or this vocal segment of fans.
At E3 2018, Patrick Soderlund addressed the issue in an interview with Gamasutra. Soderlund, an executive at EA, said he’s perfectly fine with people not buying Battlefield V.
“We stand up for the cause, because I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you have two choices: either accept it or don’t buy the game. I’m fine with either or.”
Don’t like it, don’t buy Battlefield V
Soderlund’s comments sound like DICE and EA are done talking about this aspect of Battlefield V. This makes sense as this negative aspect has dominated the conversation since the game was revealed.
While EA may be closing the book on pleasing this segment of Battlefield V fans, they’ve been able to voice their concerns on Reddit… until recently. The Battlefield V Reddit Mods are apparently done with the conversation as well. A recent update to the popular Battlefield V forum claims that there will be consequences to those contributing to the Battlefield V Reddit if they are “bitching about historical accuracy” in the game.
The mods of the forum had to add the note, “We are not paid by, controlled by or affiliated to EA or DICE.”
Needless to say, the Battlefield V Reddit has been a dumpster fire since the reveal of the game.
Battlefield V has been in the news for all the wrong reasons at E3 2018. EA Play and EA’s underwhelming press conference did very little to increase excitement about the game. The biggest news about the game was that EA wasn’t trying to pull a fast one with their pre-order bonus “Airlifts,” confirming that while they will contain predetermined cosmetic items, they will not be considered loot boxes.
Battlefield V is slated for release later this year on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. A Battlefield Battle Royale mode has been revealed to arrive sometime after the October release of the core game.