- Dec 17, 2022
game made by turbocucksIn a 2016 interview, one of the game's developers stated that there would be no women or playable female characters in the game because "women can't handle that amount of stress. There's only place for hardened men in this place." After apologising for the previous comments, Battlestate Games clarified their position in 2020, stating that while the employee's comments did not reflect the company's position or opinion as a whole, there would be no playable female characters due to "game lore and more importantly, the huge amount of work needed with animations, gear fitting, etc." Battlestate Games also stated that the employee would be reprimanded for his comments.
That comment was from some ex-Russian army guy who joined the team as a consultant. They have an unusually close/unhealthy relationship with the company that makes Russian AKs though (they are calling themselves Kalashnikov Concern nowadays IIRC), to the point that either this one or the previous game (Contract Wars) was originally funded/intended to be some indirect advertising for the factory until Tarkov became a sleeper hit of its own thanks to Twitch and they added more Western stuff.
Still no M16 (only M4) but they added yet another AK variant the patch before this one