The response to Battlefield V’s reveal hasn’t been the most welcoming – With DICE adding the option to play as women and soldiers from other ethnic backgrounds, gamers took a disliking the developers representation of the war, criticizing DICE for not sticking with historical accuracy.
In addition to representation, gamers also stated out that they weren’t too happy with the state of vanity items, claiming that some of the skins didn’t look like they appear to be in the right era. In a recent interview with gaming magazine PC Gamer (August 2018, Issue Number: 320), DICE Producer Andreas Morrell reassured gamers that the vanity items will not be out of place with the time period – despite the seemingly wackiness of some.
“It needs to be believable,” said Morrell. “It needs to fit with the era. We’re not creating a steampunk universe or anything like that. But if it was used, we can have it. Doing research for this, we stumbled across a guy called ‘Mad Jack’ Churchill, a British guy who was part of the Norwegian campaign.
He was the only one who’s got a confirmed kill with a sword in World War II. He used to go into battle with a bagpipe and a Scottish broadsword. So I wouldn’t be surprised if we included a bagpipe as an item because there was one crazy guy who used it.” This means we’ll get to see some wacky items in the game that may seem out of place, but were actually used historically- at least to some extent.
Battlefield V is set to release for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 19.