BioWare swears it’s still working on Anthem following key staff departures

    
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Who is this guy, man?

Yesterday we reported on the unsettling news that multiple senior developers and producers were no longer attached to Anthem, including lead producer Michael Gamble, executive producer Mark Darrah, and director Jonathan Warner. While it was clear from the tweets that somebody was still working on Anthem, BioWare’s apparent shifting of key studio reps to what is presumably Dragon Age 4 had the already-frustrated Anthem community dejected indeed.

But since then, those devs have rushed to clarify that BioWare isn’t actually abandoning Anthem. Warner will be returning to the game after personal time, and Gamble tweeted that “the studio’s support and commitment to anthem HAS. NOT. CHANGED.”

BioWare’s Chad Robertson likewise says the company is “100% committed to Anthem” and working on new content. “Along with @BenIrvo and I, we’ve got a big team between Austin and Edmonton focused and motivated for improving the game,” he said. “We appreciate your support and for being on this journey with us.”

Source: Twitter via VG247
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flatline4400

Nothing shows commitment like ALL CAPS!

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kimowar101

I hope they do, I really enjoyed it and hope for more story content.

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thirtymil

I’m still working on getting round to buying it but I am 100% committed to doing so.

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Matt Comstock

I will continue to plod along with my optimism for this game. With a some effort they can correct course. I do believe they are continuing to work on and support the game, even if it is at a slower pace than I would prefer.

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PurpleCopper

Wouldn’t it make more sense to divert all resources to making other newer games like Dragon Age or something else, than trying to fix or add free content to Anthem?

It seems like at this stage Bioware/EA is wasting resources on a dying product when they could be doing something better with those resources.

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Nick Martin

It depends on what their goals are. Do they want to restore faith in their brand and studio, and stand behind a product they launched incomplete and broken?

Or is their goal strictly short term financial gain to sell copies until people avoid them entirely because of the missteps?

They bought BioWare because the name invoked a certain meaning and quality… and if they abandon that aspect, customers will abandon them (as they have most other EA studios before they end up closing them).

With Anthem, it was particularly precarious… because if they abandon it, they’ll also burn the AAA fallback of “the roadmap” along with it. Anthem was another shell that played on the promise of “it will get better” like other games (No Man’s Sky, the Division, Destiny)… and if it doesn’t, consumers will pull back and they’ll have to look for a new way to attract them in the future.

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Jeremy Barnes

I believed they were committed before they said they were committed…now I don’t believe it.

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Danny Smith

“We are 100% committed-” and in the first line you are already lying. 100% committed from a business is like ‘total war’ from a despot. Its nice, strong term designed to inspired confidence but total bullshit. You are not just ‘The Anthem company’ and fuck fug for that.

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Tobasco da Gama

Sure, sure. Pull the other one.

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Greaterdivinity

I wish they’d stop using the same pre-approved language for all their “personal” comments.

And that they’d stop doing what little communication happens over their personal Twitter accounts. Use some god-damned official channels, needing to lurk and sift through tons of personal posts hoping for Anthem updates is garbage of the highest order.

I have no idea what the hell is going on over there, but they seem to be screwing up everything they possibly can.

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Bannex

#remembertheanthemo