BioWare Confirms Update to Anthem, Looks to Overhaul Game
In a previous article, I talked about Anthem and the rumor about the game getting an overhaul. Well, in a blog post written by BioWare, the developer confirms they are indeed looking to overhaul the game and its systems.
In early 2019, when Anthem released, there was a slew of issues. Among these, we saw problems with optimization across all platforms, a weak loot system, and repetitive end-game activities. These issues are still present now, though admittedly to a lesser degree compared to launch day.
In an attempt to point to these issues, BioWare states that they “recognize that there’s still more fundamental work to be done to bring out the full potential of the experience.” They plan to address some of the more glaring issues, and state that they will be “giving a focused team the time to test and iterate, focusing on gameplay first.”
For many, this game has been dead in the water. Compared to the likes of Destiny and Warframe, Anthem’s core gameplay just felt unrewarding to many. However, the community that formed and stuck with the game has helped convince BioWare to stick to their guns, and to push for this change.
They end off the blog by stating:
Creating new worlds is central to our studio mission, but it’s not easy. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we miss.
For someone like me, as a fan of Destiny and the looter shooter genre in general, there is a chance for Anthem here. If they can pull this off, it will need more than the fix that was No Man’s Sky received (and that was a massive undertaking on its own).
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