Battlefield: 2042, set to release on November 19, 2021 has the first playable non-binary character in the game's history.
Fans noticed that Emma "Sundance" Rosier uses "they/them" pronouns, prompting EA Dice's Adam Freeman to confirm the news on Twitter.
The inclusion of more representative characters seems to be a focus for the game, and indeed four other newly announced specialists add diversity and representation to the traditionally bland world of first person shooters. Navin Rao is from India, Santiago "Dozer" Espinoza is from Mexico, Ji-Soo Paik is from South Korea, while Constantin "Angel" Anghel is from Romania.
As @Michaelis972 writes on Twitter, "it makes me happy to have a specialist that "looks like me."
On the more lighthearted side, in a recent trailer released October 26, an in-game billboard shows a grizzly Tom Brady being celebrated for becoming the 2042 NFL MVP (when he'd be 65 years old), generally making light of the GOAT's seemingly unending longevity.
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