ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Star Wars: Battlefront is a little less than two months away from its release date for PC, XBOX One and PS4. For over a year we've been teased with the idea of Battlefront returning in the form of a next gen title. After a series of trailers, teasers, and demonstrations at various gaming conventions around the world, we're approximately a week away from trying out the game ourselves.

Star Wars: Battlefront is holding an open beta to everyone interested in trying this next gen title for themselves on October 8th. For many of us, this will be the decisive event where we analyse whether DICE's product is worth its price tag. But as many of us have stated throughout Battlefront's PR campaign - I'm not convinced. Star Wars: Battlefront will be so enjoyable to play - its gameplay is excellent - but in terms of content, that price tag may rip us off.

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront & The Issue Of Content

At launch, Star Wars: Battlefront will be giving us 12 different maps spread out on four planets; Hoth, Sullust, Tatooine, and Endor. Now, we've all been through the debate of how the older games more than quadrupled this number on the Playstation 2 and PC - gaming has changed since these glory days. However, Battlefield 4 launched with 10 maps and that game still enjoys a vibrant community to this day. Perhaps Star Wars: Battlefront's maps will be enough in terms of base content, but that's not exactly what we all loved about Battlefront. There was so much around the core feature of maps that kept us playing these games to this day.

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

The Beta Will Be The Decisive Point!

When it comes to additional worlds, maps, vehicles, and heroes, a lot of us are naturally concerned. We've seen the practices that the likes of EA have carried out in the past and the likelihood of seeing some of the series' most iconic heroes and villains being locked behind a DLC-pay-wall is far too high. For instance, Battlefield 4 was a decent game when it launched (aside from its appalling issues with servers) with its vanilla maps and content.

However, looking at the current Premium version of the game, it's remarkable! It's packed with content, tons of maps, as the DLC sections of the game are some of Battlefield's strongest attributes! But none of it was there to begin with. Looking at Star Wars: Battlefront, the situation seems all too familiar. The degree of content the launch version of the game contains just isn't very substantial. I can already see myself losing interest!

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

What Do You Think Of Star Wars: Battlefront's Content & Gameplay?

But am I alone with these concerns? Do you see a new hope when you look at Star Wars: Battlefront? Or do you feel we could be cheated out of content we'd loved to have had from the beginning! Let us know where you stand on [Star Wars: Battlefront](tag:2684021) in the comments below!


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