Rumour: ANTHEM Reportedly Not Dead as BioWare Plans Major Overhauls

Ruben Fields
November 18, 2019

More recently Gamble served as lead producer on Anthem, a title which is reportedly in line for a major overhaul as BioWare looks to turn around the fortunes of its first new intellectual property in over a decade.

With senior staff leaving the project and content roadmaps being effectively torn up in favor of more lightweight offerings, it's no secret that Anthem has had something of a rough ride since its release earlier this year.

The report states, "they're even considering releasing Anthem Next as a brand new game", which I don't think is a good idea because current Anthem players have yet to feel that they've played the game they were sold.

BioWare isn't just keeping Anthem alive, but allegedly planning on a major overhaul that will completely reconfigure major gameplay components of the game. "And we've been rebuilding for another few months since", that person added.

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One source told Piscatella, "we're also looking at breaking up the need to go back to [Fort Tarsis] after every mission" - a change that would avoid the sometimes-twenty-minute detour that is the bane of every player's life when grinding for loot.

Whatever form Anthem 2.0 is distributed in, the entire game is set to change drastically, including everything from the mission structure to the world itself. Having said that, inspite of persistent speculation that BioWare and publisher EA might quietly abandon the activity, the developer is reportedly now seeking to massively overhaul the expertise ready for a upcoming reboot. Thanks to a messy development process plagued with technical issues, vision struggles, and many other stresses, the game flopped.

At the moment, BioWare is internally testing and experimenting with the internal systems of Anthem, though any concrete plans are still unconfirmed. The main story of the game follows the player after they're asked to stop The Monitor, an extremely powerful and evil villain, from seizing control of the incredibly important and mysterious Anthem of Creation. In addition to the much-anticipated Dragon Age 4, which BioWare teased past year, a new Mass Effect game is in very early development at the Edmonton office under director Mike Gamble, a longtime BioWare producer.

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