As they have in the last few Call of Duty games, players will be able to play as either male or female soldiers in the upcoming Call of Duty: World War II multiplayer game, according to Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer.
He was responding to a question asked on Twitter when he confirmed the ability to play as either gender.
Some in the gaming community are upset by this as there were very few female soldiers in WWII. Russia had some. The French Resistance was known to use female fighters. Late in the war, even Hitler began conscripting female soldiers.
Still, the bulk of the fighting was done by men and women played a role in support positions. Some are looking for 100% historical accuracy, but others just want to enjoy the game.
The game will use women soldiers in the multiplayer mode, not in the campaign mode. Multiplayer mode in Call of Duty games is not story-driven. One Call of Duty game has a zombie multiplayer mode that is definitely not adhering to historical facts, Forbes reported.
Some have criticized the games in the past for not being diverse enough and, now that they are making an effort to diversify, there are complaints that they are not historically accurate enough. It seems that you truly cannot please everyone.