|DICE "looking at how much it's worth" to have female characters in Battlefield|
|Posted: 18.10.2013 13:58 by Simon Priest||Comments: 1|
Battlefield's DICE has been giving serious thought to female characters in the series, but it's "quite complicated" and not just about creating new character models, explains executive producer Patrick Bach.
They'd need to duplicate "hundreds of thousands of lines" in voiceover work, and even now they're "cheating quite a lot" with random males. DICE unsure if it's worth the cost.
Recently Crytek has gotten itself into by revealing they bowed to rather 'sexist' views regions have when it comes to female characters in games.
"We have been talking about it quite a lot. We’ve been looking at how much it’s worth, compared to how much we’d have to sacrifice," DICE's Patrick Bach revealed to .
"Because it’s quite complicated. It’s not just the actual character models, it’s all the voice-over work. We have hundreds of thousands of lines that would need to be duplicated, because even now we’re cheating quite a lot – we have random male voices, and then you have to multiply that by two. If we do it, we’ll do it right, not just to tick a box or something.”
Call of Duty: Ghosts include female soldiers in its multiplayer portion, with developer Infinity Ward admitting it took some significant retooling of their engine to achieve. Will Battlefield be suiting up the ladies alongside the gents?
Battlefield 4 releases on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 October 29th.