When a friend who plays CoD + Battlefield style FPS games every year asked me “What do you think of Battlefield V going back to World War 2?” I said: “eh, I don’t get excited by the idea of buying a Battlefield game every 2 years, and uh this one has like strange women in it, and it all looks a bit odd, I don’t know what to think really, and I’m not excited by/have no need of the mainstream WWII game”. For the record, I have played Red Orchestra/2. To which the person replied “Call of Duty WWII has women in it also”, and I basically said “Ye, but you know I’m not interested in annual Call of Duty releases either”.
So, moral of the story is that the formula of these games is wearing thin, hence it is much more interesting to court sexist controversy than it is to talk about or reinvigorate an ailing or stale annual or bi-annual franchise. I haven’t even got around to buying or playing Battlefield 1 yet.
An analysis of the Art style/Marketing materials that make up the Modern Battlefield franchise, since BF3, to follow…
… which will hopefully answer the question as to why people actually had a problem with the BF5/V trailer & announcement.
… Not to mention all the bugs, glitches and net code issues that have plagued the series since BF3, 4 etc. Did they fix these issues for BF1?