Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

October 8, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

Joshua Howard, the lead producer of Crytek's free-to-play first-person shooter Warface says that the development teams decision to add female soldier skins to the game with "unrealistic proportions and revealing uniforms," was the result of player feedback and represented a certain "cultural relativism."

Speaking to Wired Howard defended the decision, and said that the final look for female soldiers was toned down compared to what the mostly male community wanted. He also said that designs were different by region.

"The female skins [are] a good example of how we see how culturally the different regions approach the same game in different ways. The skins we're showing right now are the skins that basically came out of our Russian region. They're not what our players at first requested in the Russian region. They tended to be considerably more extreme that what we ended up shipping with."

Howard also said that "it's our job to maintain that Warface has an authenticity to it that makes sense for us," referring to balancing what players ask for with keeping the game rooted in reality.

"They were very comfortable with the fact we have these very realistic-looking men, but they wanted the women to be not what we would think of as realistic at all. Up to and including running round in high heels which is just silly, right?"

Yeah pretty silly. Some might even argue that it is going in reverse... You can read the entire interview here.

Source: GII


Comments

Re: Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

After looking at the pictures, the outfits aren't as bad as I was expecting (there are no heels shown in the pictures) and, frankly, I think they are mostly pretty well designed, though the boob window on the Sniper's outfit is questionable. They look much more comfortable and suitable for quick action than the men's uniforms, though not nearly as good at stopping bullets. The big problem is that they have MASSIVE breasts, each the size of their head.

Re: Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

The sentences "They're not what our players at first requested in the Russian region. They tended to be considerably more extreme that what we ended up shipping with." are repeated, sort of.  The second copy corrects "that" to "than".

Re: Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

Here's a thought: provide options for both.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

Get outta here with your logic!

Re: Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

This by a long shot. It was the first thing that hit my mind when i read the title.

Just throw some buff looking guys in there in speedos or something.. oh wait, that won't work. Someone told me you "can't sexualize men" ... damn....

Re: Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

Yep, have some shirtless male soldiers in there along with appropriately dressed females.  That way, you cover all the bases and make everyone happy.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Warface Producer Defends Questionable Female Soldier Skins

That's because we are disgusting flesh sacks.

 
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