EA and BioWare’s online multiplayer RPG Anthem launched in February of this year, and the response was very mixed. The game’s story was muddled, and gameplay either with friends or solo had lots of issues. This has resulted in some steep price cuts over the months since its launch, though one outlet is still charging full price.
EA’s digital distribution platform, Origin, allows members to play their games for a monthly price or to buy them outright. Despite Anthem launching in February and quickly getting price cuts, Origin is still bafflingly charging the full $59.99 for the game. This is shocking when considering what the game is going for at other outlets, with Amazon charging just $9.99 for the game currently.
If Anthem ended up being a quality title that was worth full price, then maybe seeing it stay somewhere around full price would make sense. However, considering the response that the game received and the dwindling player numbers, it would make a lot more sense to slash the price to try and entice new players to jump on board. Then again, this is EA we’re talking about, and they are certainly no strangers to making head-scratching moves like this.
Anthem is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC. It has the player taking control of Freelancers, who are heroic adventurers wearing powerful exosuits to defend humanity from the looming evil. The evil Monitor is attempting to take control of the Anthem, which is a powerful and mysterious force that is responsible for most of the world’s creations. It’s up to the player – either solo or cooperatively – to stop that from happening.