A recent announcement made by EA for Battlefield V has a character named Wilhelm Franke as protagonist, and his appearance has been the source of a politicized controversy. The video shows Franke murdering several Allied soldiers, but curiously Wilhelm Franke was the name of a real soldier who fought as a member of the resistance against the German army.
Given the appearance and the uniform that the character shows in the sequence, there are few who have pointed out that there is a certain disparity in relation to the antifascist fighter with whom he shares his name. Having made this point, EA has announced that it will change the name of the character: “We want to apologize, since we certainly do not want to express any lack of respect towards him. the game “.
As a curious addition, EA ensures that “Franke, whose name is changing, is not Nazi, but a German soldier similar to that already we have in the game” ; The explanation responds to the fans who point out that the Iron Cross that the character looks on the uniform is easily related to the Nazi party during World War II. Although that medal has existed in the German Army before that period, many doubts that this decoration had been granted to the character during the First World War.
Battlefield V has recently presented Against all prognosis, with new scenarios and new multiplayer experiences in its fourth chapter.