During the reveal of Battlefield 2042, the new game in one of the most popular FPS series, they surprised us with an elaborate plot that presents us with a dystopian future. The official timeline It tells us about climatic catastrophes, the second great economic depression and the emergence of the ‘homeless’: refugees who take up arms to survive.
This is all especially surprising when we remember that this game will not have a single player story or campaign mode. It will only have multiplayer modes. But even that is not as impressive as the statement by its creators that none of this is a social comment.
In an interview with IGN, Daniel Berlin – director of design – insisted that the presence of these themes in Battlefield 2042 they do not imply a social comment.
“This is simply a multiplayer title for us. The reason we decided to go this route was to create a narrative that allowed us to see this world through the eyes of the ‘homeless’. We wanted spectacle and massive events. That setting fits the scale of the action perfectly and gives us reason to travel the world. It’s just for gameplay reasons. “
His words were not well received by players on social networks and forums. They criticized how reluctant these companies are in denying the obvious political issues in their games. Even the interviewer at IGN says he doesn’t think Berlin really believes his words. You are aware that the history of Battlefield 2042 reflects current fears and definitely makes a social comment about it.
Recently, the developers of Far Cry 6 issued a statement in which they accepted that the history of their game is political after having denied it a few days before