There’s a literal shitstorm going on on twitter and youtube about this.
While one can wonder if the multitude of reasons for this was EAs track record mixed in with other great games being released around this time, anti-sjws are so intent on feeling like the “over politicizing of BFV having a female soldier” is the reason for it that when a youtuber tries and points out to more valid reasons for this, it gets disliked and called out.
It’s like witnessing a trash fire. I’m not making this post to talk about personalities, though it is surprising that AngryJoe has been tweeting out in anger about this in a way that sounds more political than anything I’ve seen him do. It’s refreshing, but the main point remains: there’s a serious part of the gaming community that has both A) been waiting for games in general to stop using and incentivizing preorders and B) ironically feels like the reason for this particular lack of preorders HAS to be that the mahority of gamers views it in the same way.
I could mention boogie’s take on things but outside of informing yourself on how silly a hardcore centrist take on this situation would sound, it doesn’t add much. (and yet is praised as an effective depiction of the situation)
So, we have a game with low preorder numbers, which should be a good thing, being painted as being slated to fail for “sjw pandering” by the same people.
The funniest part is that this initial outcry wasn’t “we want more realistic women in BF” like someone that DOES care about the issue would say. people really just ended up saying that it’s “blatant women for the sakes of appeasing feminism.” and outright REFUSING to buy it as if it’s such a damn problem.
In case you didn’t see that people were using this aforementioned bad metric of preorders as a victory:
This whole GetWokeGoBroke campaign is literally saying that you deserve to fail if you “pander to sjws”