BioWare swears that Anthem is happening in February

    
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Considering that we’re staring down winter right now and we haven’t seen a great deal of movement on BioWare’s Anthem, there is cause for concern in regards to the promised February 22nd launch date. Is the game falling behind schedule? Is the studio allowing for wiggle room as it proceeds through the testing phases?

Responding to fears of delays and quality concerns, Anthem Executive Producer Mark Darrah confirmed that the scifi multiplayer shooter was still targeting its February launch.

“Our release date is February 22nd, 2019,” he tweeted. “Same as always.”

There are apparent rumors that BioWare is working on a version of the game for the so-far-unannounced PlayStation 5 and that Anthem is struggling to perform adequately. The game has already been delayed from 2018 to 2019, a move that set some fans on edge in anticipation of another shift.

Source: Twitter via Gamespot
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Crowe

“Same as always.”
Right, despite that bump from 2018 to 2019.

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rafael12104

Clip it, boys! Feb. 22, 2019

What could possibly go wrong? Heh.

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xpsync

They didn’t pinky swear so… i dunno?

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Richard de Leon III

Only news I would be eager for from this game is a substantial SRPG content addition.

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Jack Pipsam

EA in general has done a surprisingly poor job of marketing the game to the wider gaming community or the mainstream, especially if they have grand plans for Anthem to be their new milkable cash-cow.

I cannot see Anthem doing well (at least not what EA wants). It hasn’t got the hype that Destiny or Division had. People are now increasingly wary of live-services (with good reason) and EA’s logo doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

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Dobablo

It is 3 months away. If they were doing anything more than minor publicity then they would be guilty of over-hyping. EA shouldn’t say a word about Anthem until after Christmas.

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angrakhan

It’s damned if you, damned if you don’t for any big publisher at MOP. There’s so much negativity and bile on this site for anything that isn’t Warframe or Path of Exile that it doesn’t matter what anyone does. It’s all wrong.

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rafael12104

Lol! gg, bruh. Chillax. This place is hardly negative. If you spend any time here you would know that.

The contributors including the commentators have their say which may ruffle your feathers, but everyone is welcome here. And the spectrum of games which get support from MOP is wide-ranging.

Warframe and PoE are pretty damn good games by most objective measure, but they are not the only games that get praise and they are not beyond criticism.

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Godnaz

It’s damned if you, damned if you don’t for any big publisher at MOP. There’s so much negativity and bile on this site

I don’t agree with Rafael much so I’ll take this opportunity..

MOP has a diverse crowd where the only words that stir controversy are gankbox, MTX, P2W, Star and Citizen. Other than that, we all play different games, have different views but all pretty much agree (along with most in gaming society) that big publishers and the developers who they carry, are no longer innovating game content the last 10 years like they had been in its previous 20.

Coincide that with locking down thier properties by removing abilities, tools and permissions to mod their games, dedicated private servers where players have control over the experience through in dependant service providers and conceiving every possible way to monetize thier games post initial sales and subscriptions, it’s something most of us here and on other internet gaming forums can agree on.

Stockholders are seen as big publisher’s customers where not taking in more money from the real customers is seen as a failure and the purchasers of those products need to be fleeced in order to get a full experience instead of playing the product for that experience.

So yep. Fuck Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and anyone who looks at its consumer base as sheep waiting to have thier wallets shaved.

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A Dad Supreme

Fallout 76 proves that it doesn’t have to be “ready” to have people make apologies for it.

Just get ready for all the same excuses used for that game you’ve just heard so far this last month:

“It’s just BETA people, relax. It’ll all get fixed by launch.”

“People are just downvoting it because they didn’t get the game THEY wanted. Too bad, just deal with it.”

“Sure there are some bugs, but it just launched so it’s no big deal. They’ll fix them later on as the game progresses.”

“Anthem does have problems, but I’m having fun with my friends and we don’t see that many bugs. Besides, we giggle when we see them because they are so funny! As long as you have a friend, it’s a great game!”

“This game has so much potential that I can see it’s going to be really great in a year’s time. Sure there is no real ‘point’ to the storyline but it doesn’t matter; I make my own fun just flying around in that baddass suit!”

“People just have so much hate vs EA, that’s why they want to see the game fail and give it bad reviews.

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Veldara

If you check out https://www.reddit.com/r/AnthemTheGame/ the team over at Bioware are very open and posting weekly update videos and taking twitch questions all the time. They’ve looked at their contemporaries for example like DE with Warframe and following that same playbook when it comes to transparency. Post a question in the subreddit and you’ll likely get a member of the team to respond.

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Xijit

Why would there be a question? They are constantly showing off gameplay and features every week.

The game is quite final in most respects, and I seriously doubt that EA is gonna delay their first original flagship style IP since Titanfall, just because it isn’t running right on a fuckin’ beta dev-kit for a game system that is still in development & isn’t even slated to be announced till 2020.

Pretty sure that the only reason it got delayed to 1Q ’19 in the first place is because the ass end of this year got stuffed with high profile releases & EA didn’t want a repeat of launching BF1 & Titanfall 2 in the same week, so the title with less hype got bumped.

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Danny Smith

i can’t remember the last time i was this excited for a game i’m not buying because i expect a really, really entertaining trainwreck. You can practically imagine a sweating guy in a bioware shirt hurriedly coding as a suit with an ea logo for a head whistles and slowly loads a gun with ballistics traceable to the murder of over a dozen studios.

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camren_rooke

I can now that you painted such a brilliant picture.

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Armsbend

Can you animate that scene please? Have it on my desk by the end of the week. Thanks.

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Anstalt

This is awesome! I too am greatly looking forwards to the trainwreck. Not that I’m expecting Anthem to be bad, just mediocre (like 99% of games released by EA ever). But, you know everyone is going to go nuts over this game!

The media will be tripping over themselves trying to think up good things to write about. The game will be disappointing, that’s pretty much guaranteed, so expect lots of talk about quality graphics and whatever gimics they’ve put in the game.

But the community is going to provide us with the entertainment! Its going to be fun. Bioware fanboys vs EA haters. Solo story focused players vs multiplayer competitive players. I feel like this game has been designed to piss off most types of player and pit them against each other.

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laelgon

It’s a future apocalypse where the last of humanity lives in a single city, there’s a highly advanced but extinct precursor race that for some reason left stone ruins, and some kind of space MacGuffin that the humans are protecting from aliens who want to claim its power.

The gameplay better be amazing, because the storytelling certainly isn’t going anywhere new or exciting. It’s like they looked at a list of sci-fi tropes and said “Yup, every one of those.”

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camren_rooke

Yeah, that sounds more spaghetti sci-fantasy.

If I might recommend a great science fiction series, Cixin Liu’s Remembrances of Earths Past is tops. First book is Three Body Problem, then The Dark Forest, and then Death’s End.

Each of them had scenes which blew me away and made my brain throb, thinking about the world, the universe, and humanity’s place in it.

It does get a little draw out in spots and overly descriptive but I feel it changed my way of thinking just reading it.

It would be awesome used something like whats in those books.

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K38FishTacos

Added to my wishlist. I’m buried in so many good books right now. I already have more books that I can probably read in my lifetime…

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camren_rooke

Not a bad problem to have. :D

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John Mynard

Sounds like Destiny-Frame to me.