DICE Set To Dial Back On Battlefield 5 Customisation Following Community Feedback
Battlefield V is set to receive a make-under after concerns swept the community regarding the game's historical authenticity.
It's been a matter for debate ever since DICE announced that players could choose female soldiers - which are here to stay - as their character, and, to be honest, we'll probably never hear the end of it.
In this instance, however, fans have highlighted other inaccurate customisation options, such as being able to paint your face neon blue or go into battle with nothing bar a tight tank top (ok, pants too) [via PCGamesN].
In response to the outcry, DICE has attempted to settle the nerves of many a Battlefield player. During a livestream over the weekend, the developers revealed their plans to tone down V's current approach to image in order to make the upcoming WW2 FPS feel more authentic.
Andrew Gulotta, producer over at DICE, said: "We heard the community. We're still looking at World War II though DICE's lens, but how forward, how crazy we got with some of that? We heard the community, we understand there were some concerns about, hey, where's the authenticity?
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"We want players to be excited about customising their characters with authentic gear. We dialled it back a bit. It was pretty crazy, We wanted to offer some authenticity, and that's important to us, that's important to our players."
He later went on to say that, although DICE "wants to start with this authenticity approach," absolutely "nothing is off the table" in terms of cosmetics. However, it will all depend on what Battlefield V players actually want - whatever that is.
Just how dialled down the World War II game will become is anyone's guess at this point, but it looks like their decision to delay the release by a month or so was the right one - it sounds like the game is far from complete.
Battlefield V will now release on 20 November for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Will you be going for the traditional look or trying to make your soldier stand out like a sore thumb? Let us know.
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