PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds female character models have come under scrutiny this week as fans criticize ‘unnecessary’ design. The creator of the popular battle royale game, Brendan ‘Player Unknown’ Greene, has now weighed in on the controversy.
This is not the first time that the game has come under fire from fans in the last few months, as some weren’t happy when the Battlegrounds team threatened to ban players over racist abuse.
Why Do PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Female Character Models Have Detailed Genitalia?
— Liz Edwards (@lizaledwards) December 10, 2017
This weekend, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players logged onto the game’s test server in order to play on the new desert map. But many players were surprised to learn that the test server update had also changed the look of the female character model and that for some reason, women in the game now have cameltoe and the character model includes an outline of a labia.
Additionally, as pointed out in a video by 3D character artist Liz Edwards, female characters also have “deep” butt cracks. Although most Battlegrounds fans are not outraged by the inclusion of a deep butt crack or a detailed labia, it did prompt many questions of ‘why?’ and ‘how?’ The designs seemed entirely unnecessary – it makes no sense for a character’s genitalia to be so detailed in this game.
After looking into this, it appears it came as part of the character model we received from an outsourcer when we first started the project. The file itself has not been changed in 2 years. It will be updated shortly with changes! Sorry for any offense caused!
— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) December 11, 2017
Player Unknown himself eventually weighed in on the matter, explaining that part of the character model was created by an outsourcer when development on Battlegrounds first began. This file has not been updated in two years but it will be “updated shortly with changes.” Player Unknown also apologized “for any offense caused!”
While most players were satisfied with Player Unknown’s apology and were glad that the developer had responded so quickly, some were upset that he had responded at all. Some were angry that the developer had ‘bowed’ to pressure, some wondered what all the fuss is about saying that ‘it’s just genitalia,’ and a few jokesters asked Player Unknown to introduce huge bulges for male characters.
It seems that those against the decision to remove the female character’s detailed labia design are more outraged than those who raised eyebrows at the design in the first place. In any case, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players should expect to see the changes rolled out soon.
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