While BioWare is typically one of the more respected game developers out there, after the fiasco that was Mass Effect: Andromeda fans are a little concerned about the future. The next game that the developer will be releasing is called Anthem, and BioWare is doing everything they can to avoid the blunders that came with Andromeda.
BioWare general manager Casey Hudson recently posted a studio update on the official BioWare website, providing fans with information on what they can expect from Anthem. Hudson assures fans that the game will focus on story, learning from the mistakes they made with Andromeda. The following is the full update:
“When I returned to BioWare last summer, Mass Effect: Andromeda had just been released and there was a significant movement among players asking for story DL. As you know, we were not able to deliver story DLC for Andromeda — this was as frustrating for us as it was for players, and it was something we knew we had to solve in future games.
That experience ultimately became a defining moment in refocusing BioWare’s mission. We need to delight players with new experiences and innovation, but we must stay focused on the importance of the world, character, and storytelling elements that players expect from our games. And our games must be designed to continue delivering new stories and experiences, in an ongoing relationship with players in the worlds we’re evolving together.
It’s in that spirit that we are working through production on Anthem — 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.”
Anthem does not currently have a release date, but it’s seeming like the game will launch at some point in the first half of 2019. The game is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.