‘Call Of Duty: WW2’: Gameplay Promotes Diversity; Gets Criticized For The Move
"Call of Duty: WW2" fans may need to gear up to play the female characters coming to the game. The developer has already confirmed that the upcoming shooter video game will boast a diverse cast of characters. Furthermore, the recent E3 2017 became the platform for revealing the game's first trailer.
More Inclusive Game Expected to be Better
The "Call of Duty: WW2" developer co-founder Michael Condrey is said to support diversity in games as a more inclusive developer is believed to be better for everyone, JStationX reported. Both the publisher and the developer of "Call of Duty: WW2" confirmed that the combat game will be told from the perspective of a member of the US Army 1st Infantry Division. It is expected that Josh Duhamel will be playing Ronald "Red" Daniels.
Sometime in the game, "Call of Duty: WW2" gamers are also set to play at least one female character. The female characters are set to be featured in the multiplayer as well as in the co-op game modes. In addition, the French Resistance fighter Rousseau is also set to be playable in the game's campaign.
"Battlefield 1" gamers may note that the multiplayer mode of the game did not include playable female characters. However, there were playable female characters in the "Battlefield 1" story campaign. Sledgehammer Games also confirmed in the "Call of Duty: WW2" reveal event that the game would include playable characters of various ethnicities.
"Call of Duty: World War II" Gets Criticized For Over Diversity
Meanwhile, attackers are noting that "Call of Duty: World War II" may be over diverse. Apparently, there is a criticism crisis on the internet trying to dictate what is politically correct or diverse enough, Forbes reported. On the flip-side critics are also aiming to determine what is too diverse or unacceptably progressive or feminist.
"Call of Duty: World War II" has been noted to feature diversity with a little more than lip service. It is said to be a marketing ploy to make more palatable games about men. Previously, the game was criticized for leaving women fighters and fighters of color in supporting roles.