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Battlefield 5 design director says playable female characters will put him on 'right side of history'

Samuel Horti

One of Battlefield 5's design directors has said the inclusion of playable female characters in the WW2 shooter will put him on the "right side of history". Commenting on the fan backlash about the presence of women in the upcoming game, which was revealed last week, Alan Kertz said: "I knew this was going to be a fight when I pushed for female soldiers in Battlefield. I have a daughter, and I don’t want to ever have to answer her question of 'why can’t I make a character that looks like me? ' with 'because you’re a girl'.

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"I fundamentally feel to my core this is the right way, and I will find myself on the right side of history. " His comments came in this Reddit thread. When asked why EA Dice had chosen this game in particular to introduce playable female soldiers, Kertz said it felt like "an inevitability", and that "the excuses were running out". "I also know a lot in society has changed and

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