There are about as many things to love about DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront as there are to nit-pick. For everything it nails in terms of pitch-perfect holy recreation of the Original Trilogy (OT), it frustrates in terms of matchmaking, later-level unlocks and, generally, a lack of content.
While that first detractor is the responsibility of DICE’s internal decisions, the latter two gripes are the flip-side con of remaining faithful to the original Star Wars movies.
To further complicate matters for DICE, with George Lucas out and Disney the new star kids on the block, the House of Mouse has laid down some strict rules about narrative cohesion in terms of the overarching Star Wars canon. It’s pledged that every official release with a narrative component will be canon.