Game news Battlefield 2042 has made a decision for its Russian troops
Battlefield 2042 isn’t expected to remove its Russian troops from the game anytime soon.
Battlefield 2042 came out surrounded by controversies since its launch. If a large number of elements promised in the game were missing for the players, we have just learned that a element will not be removed: Russian troops.
EA removed Russia from FIFA, but not from Battlefield
You know it, since the beginning of the conflict between Russia and Ukrainemany are the publishers to withdraw their products from the Russian market. Others have chose to remove Russian or Russian-related elements from their games. EA has notably removed Russian clubs and Russian national team from FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online. However, we have just had confirmation that in Battlefield 2042another game published by EA but developed by DICE, and oh how more “controversial” than a sports simulation since a game featuring armies, Russian troops should not be withdrawn.
Russian troops should not be removed from Battlefield 2042
Despite several updates since the beginning of the conflict, DICE had never withdrawn Russian troops. Players could continue to fight under the Russian banner. In an interview for Eurogamer, Rebecka Coutaz, Vice President and General Manager of DICEexplained the decision-making process that led DICE to choose to leave the Russian troops.
First of all, we were here at DICE, and we were as shocked as everyone on February 24 when we woke up and saw what was happening in Eastern Europe. We have a lot of team members from Eastern Europe and we had to manage that, to make them feel comfortable, and we’re there and we listen to them and help them take care of them. ‘themselves.
It was our first concern. Then the second concern is that we are a military shooter, and today in Battlefield 2042 one of the opposing factions is Russian. What we did was audit the game and tried to be as sensitive as possible in order to be as respectful as possible in everything we do.
Q: Will this change?
It’s very hard to change, in this entertainment industry.
So it seems quite unlikely to see Russian troops withdrawn from Battlefield 2042, in all game modes. A Electronic Arts spokesperson added an official statementsent to Eurogamer:
While the Battlefield 2042 premise and newly released content for Season 1 remain representative of the game, we have audited and adjusted the content (both in-game and in marketing) to be sensitive to the situation in Eastern Europe. East. The Russian and American factions as they are represented today in Battlefield 2042 will continue in our future seasons. We continue to monitor the situation and will adapt if necessary.
Source : Eurogamer
Battlefield 2042 is available on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.