Probably the reason so much is missing from BF4 is that BF4 was well… BF4. It was a catastrophic launch and it wasn’t really up to par until after a whole year. That really left its dent in the franchise so I think they left out tons of stuff that had any semblance of causing the issues they had before. Deadlines are deadlines, especially with EA, so I prefer a stable limited game than I do a full release and get what we got with BF4.
BF1 is a ton of fun as it is, it’s quite the experience 🙂