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

Shoot at me bro.

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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DargorV .

Bioware can’t handle open worlds.
Last awesome bioware game was ME2
Last Guenine Bioware game was Dragon Age Origins

Hype meter = 0
Disapointment expected meter = 70%

But then again, MMO stories are usually so bland people may not notice the difference.

Rolan Storm

While I am too not a fan of those marketing promises where you guys see ‘failure’ written exactly? :D Okay, don’t tell me. They don’t make good games anymore (at least what I hear constantly) – so this one will fail miserably too, right?

Well, it might. Probably will. But I leave – as always – right to see and experience for myself everything they’ll make.

See, back in the day when Anarchy Online launched I heard rumors (they we true) about horrible server problems at launch. I dismissed game completely after that although I was really interested before. Spared myself few years of good gameplay, I did – just on say-so.


I’m done paying for promises.

They want my money, they better deliver a good game.
Which means at least launch day + 1 month for me.
Sorry Bioware, you simply can’t be trusted any more.

“Unlike anything you’ve played”
Our microtransaction interface is green.

“[…] it will feel very distinctly BioWare.”
… to people with short memories. For people with long memories, clench your buttocks.

Joe Seabreeze

Nice way to get the hype machine cranking.

Kickstarter Donor

Hm…fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me; fool me3 times…
I was looking forward to this game but if it’s going to BioWare harder than it’s BioWared before, well…this isn’t KOTOR’s BioWare any more. I might wait and watch for the ‘missteps on Anthem’ confession.

Kickstarter Donor

Public Enemy’s classic tune “Don’t Believe The Hype” keeps playing somewhere in the back of my mind …

Anthem may be a good-looking action game on release; it may sell a bajillion copies — but to imply that it’s the next big breakthrough in gaming seems far-fetched, especially at this early stage.

Experience has shown us that the big “breakout” games in gaming typically take everyone by surprise (usually because they’re notably different from what’s come before) — they’re not typically expected to hit the way they do.

EA as a game publisher is so historically risk-averse, they’re probably the last major game publisher I expect to see prioritizing innovation.

Jeremy Barnes

…which means it will be exactly like something you have played..


Jumping in 3 months after launch for 50% is the only way to experience this game.

Much like bf2 they’ll be giving this away pretty quick after the failed launch with most of the bugs fixed to boot!

Wait on this one people, the launch game will suck



Oleg Chebeneev

I have high hopes for this game. I just hope they dont try to copy MMOs again like they did with Dragon Age Inquisition that was probably the most disappointing game ever for me