Recently, the developers behind the Battlefield series announced their newest upcoming title, Battlefield V. It comes almost two years after its highly successful Battlefield 1 shooter which thrilled gamers with a highly stylized return to the battlegrounds of WW1. But game developer, EA DICE, is in the news for an entirely different reason. With the announcement of Battlefield V, they received a lot of flack for including playable female characters. Their response? Their products have always been about fun and not historical accuracy. It was then that I realized the immersive storytelling power of videogames that can change our perception of warfare and how many important and pivotal moments of history are edited out for the sake of adventure.
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Indie Publisher and author of Fiction, J.K.A. Short also writes on music, games, and other creative entertainment