The most surprising thing about today’s Battlefront II reveal is that the campaign will be told mostly from the Empire’s perspective.
The campaign takes place between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens with the game with the explosion of the Death Star 2 happening early in the game. This is not a moment of loss for the Empire, but instead, it’s a story about empowering the Empire and avenging the Emperor.
Telling the story of the Imperial army and more specifically, Iden Versio, was something that the team wanted to do from day one. The story of Battlefront II allows Iden to rise to the front, spotlighting the army on the ground. The game sets out to make Iden the hero, in order to tell the story about why the Rebellion are so bad in the eyes of the Empire.