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The absence of female soldiers in Battlefield 1‘s multiplayer was recently explained as developer DICE claiming the male audience wouldn?t find it believable.

DICE’s lack of faith in its audience accepting women on the front-lines as historically accurate caused ex-DICE coder Amandine Coget to discuss her dilemma of dealing with the developer on Twitter.

This proposal apparently didn’t go over as smoothly as intended, leading to a “thousand-long ****storm of a mail chain, culminating in questions at the studio meeting and a few of us talking to leads.”

Coget called this ruling into question, arguing the realism of other facets of the experience.”If we go with this game? Check how many tanks were involved and how they worked. Check the lethality of parachutes. That’s just two.”

Other reasons that resulted in the exclusion of female multiplayer characters were reportedly finance-related, considering elements like character modeling and voice-over would cost money, but Coget claims the studio was still “down-prioritizing it.” While there may not be a female face in Battlefield 1‘s multiplayer, DICE has confirmed a woman will play a leading role in the game’s single-player campaign.

Battlefield 1 is slated to launch October 21st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Battlefield 1 devs didn’t expect male fans to go along with a female multiplayer character

Female characters won't show up in Battlefield 1's multiplayer because DICE claims the predominately male audience wouldn't buy it.

By Nick Plessas | 06/20/2016 05:57 PM PT

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The absence of female soldiers in Battlefield 1‘s multiplayer was recently explained as developer DICE claiming the male audience wouldn?t find it believable.

DICE’s lack of faith in its audience accepting women on the front-lines as historically accurate caused ex-DICE coder Amandine Coget to discuss her dilemma of dealing with the developer on Twitter.

This proposal apparently didn’t go over as smoothly as intended, leading to a “thousand-long ****storm of a mail chain, culminating in questions at the studio meeting and a few of us talking to leads.”

Coget called this ruling into question, arguing the realism of other facets of the experience.”If we go with this game? Check how many tanks were involved and how they worked. Check the lethality of parachutes. That’s just two.”

Other reasons that resulted in the exclusion of female multiplayer characters were reportedly finance-related, considering elements like character modeling and voice-over would cost money, but Coget claims the studio was still “down-prioritizing it.” While there may not be a female face in Battlefield 1‘s multiplayer, DICE has confirmed a woman will play a leading role in the game’s single-player campaign.

Battlefield 1 is slated to launch October 21st on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Read More


About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808