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BioWare’s Anthem will let you be ‘the hero of your story’ even in multiplayer

What began as a general vision statement for BioWare quickly turned into a treatise on how the studio is going to handle Anthem’s multiplayer mode.

General Manager Casey Hudson returned for another dev blog in which he attempted to reconcile the studio’s focus on players being the “hero of your story” while participating in Anthem’s multiplayer environment.

“We’re taking this problem head-on and structuring the entire game design to provide a specific solution for this,” Hudson wrote without going into detail on said solution. “We think it creates a unique experience where you have control over your own story, but your story is set in an ever-changing multiplayer world. And yes, even though Anthem is meant to bring out the best parts of playing as part of an online community, you can choose to play through the story with only your friends, or even on your own.”

Hudson said that BioWare has other teams working on envisioning future games and different experiences. He also confirmed that Anthem will be shown live before an audience at EA Play (June 9th through 11th).

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BioWare: Anthem will be ‘unlike anything you’ve played’

While not going into any details about the progress of Anthem’s development and testing dates, BioWare nevertheless attempted to prime the pump for fans’ expectations this week.

BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson wrote the first of apparently several upcoming posts on Monday in which he acknowledged the studio’s failures in delivering more stories for Mass Effect: Andromeda while also putting in a plug for a brighter future with Anthem. Hudson said that Andromeda’s DLC stumble led to BioWare “refocusing” its mission by not losing sight of the world, character, and storytelling in its games.

“It’s in that spirit that we are working through production on Anthem,” Hudson said “a game designed to create a whole new world of story and character that you can experience with friends in an ongoing series of adventures. It will be unlike anything you’ve played, but if we do it right, it will feel very distinctly BioWare.”

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