The protagonist of the campaign of Star Wars Battlefront II has literally divided the community between supporters of Iden Versio and users who oppose the use of a female character at the command of the Inferno Squadron. Mark Thompson of DICE has responded to this controversy in a recent interview.
As you surely know if you saw the reveal trailer some days ago, Star Wars: Battlefront II will have a single-player campaign that will put us in the shoes of Iden Versio officer, a woman at the command of the special unit of the Galactic Empire. After having been discussed on various forums and social channels about the decision of a female protagonist, the game director Mark Thompson has spoken about this controversy on behalf of the whole company, stating that the gender of the character is not important but its credibility.
Mark Thompson, director of the game, in this regard is very clear: “My personal belief is it’s just about it making a good character, I don’t care about anything else. If the character makes sense to the story, if the character belongs in that universe then everything else is unimportant.
“Does it feel right for this story?” he further stated. “Does it feel right for Star Wars? Is that character interesting and relatable, is it someone we can connect with? Those are the important things, everything else is unimportant.”
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is expected to release on November 17 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, those who make pre-order of the Deluxe Edition will start playing from November 14.