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Bat­tle­field 1’ s set­ting, es­pe­cially when set against pulse-rais­ing trail­ers, has caused some con­tro­versy. Grøn­dal is mind­ful of the po­ten­tial dif­fi­cul­ties cre­ated by work­ing with a real con­flict. “I com­pletely un­der­stand that, cul­tur­ally, peo­ple stand differently in how they re­late to this con­flict, and we re­spect that. But first and fore­most we’re a game – we’re not try­ing to cre­ate a doc­u­men­tary. It’s not about be­ing fully au­then­tic. That said, I think just be­ing able to raise aware­ness of a con­flict that many peo­ple don’t know much about is good. If Bat­tle­field 1 could get some­one in­ter­ested enough to read some Wikipedia ar­ti­cles or a book about WWI, that would make me su­per happy.”

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