Battlefield V developer DICE has revealed that it has 'dialed back' the character customisation options for the upcoming World War II shooter.
Speaking during a livestream around the time of Battlefield V's Open Beta, Andrew Gulotta and Dan Mitre, who serve as producer and community manager, respectively, admitted that feedback from the community prompted some concerns regarding the authenticity of customisable gear.
'We heard the community. We’re still looking at World War II through DICE’s lens, but how forward, how crazy we got with some of that? We heard the community, we understand there were some concerns about, hey, where’s the authenticity? We want players to be excited about customizing their characters with authentic gear,' said Gulotta.
'We dialed it back a bit. It was pretty crazy… We wanted to offer some authenticity to it, and that’s important to us, that’s important to our players.'
That's not to say that some of the more extravagant customisations options won't return in the future. 'Again, we’ll watch how the community reacts, maybe we’ll try something,' offered Gulotta.
Battlefield V is due out on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on November 20, having been delayed from its original October launch window.
Like rival shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, DICE's game will feature its own take on the battle royale phenomenon in the shape of Firestorm. Interestingly enough, this mode is being handled by Criterion Games, the creator of the Burnout franchise.