The title says it all, why adding only the British and Germans at launch? At least the French and Italians could have been also at launch.
The french were those who were defending their country in 1940, the brits were supporting the french army. In my opinion, Arras and Twisted Steel should have been Germany VS France.
I would leave the brits in Norway, Netherlands and North Africa of course.
The italians could have been in Aerodrome and Hamada. Since in North Africa the majority of the axis soldiers were italian (and in 1940 the germans hadn't come to Libya).
If this game is really going to put the players on unexplored parts of WW2 why not adding 2 factions that are generally overlooked: the french were considered the strongest army of the world and in North Africa at the beginning there are the italians, they got kicked back to Tripolitania and then the germans come (just 2 divisions) and they only take in the fight against the 8th army ...
I'm not writing this to show BF5 in a bad light, I'm really looking forward to BF5, but only because DICE said that this game will cover overlooked parts of WW2, that's a good idea, but especially in the early war you are overlooking France and Italy, two factions that played a big role in 1940!
The italians could come back in the new update of the battle of Greece, but after it the Italians will never take part in another update; their major theaters were the Balkans and Africa. (And I'm sure that the battles for East Africa will be avoided).
What about the French? After the battle of France ... partisan actions? The british and germans could fight in many other maps so why cutting France & Italy's possibility to appear? At least to give that "diversity" for the maps or that's just a Germany VS US, UK, USSR just like any other WW2 game.
What I fear is a very low faction count, especially when there are the possibilities: I understand that if a game is set in 1944 - 1945, except USA, UK, USSR, Germany and Japan are the bigs it needs. But if you're starting in 1940 the factions are much more! Then as the war goes on you can add whatever battles between Germany and the British Army.
Also the missing Polish faction ... that's really something that can't miss in BF5. What I also fear is that factions such as Finland and Hungary.