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Derek French
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CrushBug
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Producer, ex-BioWare
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed
Jan 24, 2019, 17:38
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed Jan 24, 2019, 17:38
Jan 24, 2019, 17:38
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jan 24, 2019, 16:24:
Demo is 46GB??? How big is the actual game then?
~53-ish GB
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed
Jan 24, 2019, 13:33
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Re: Anthem's Social Hub Revealed Jan 24, 2019, 13:33
Jan 24, 2019, 13:33
 
Anthem Demo VIP early access codes:

CMBW-XS9V-3R39-QKFB
6KQC-R5N7-86WA-Z3CT
24E4-V2XJ-T2V5-CADE

https://www.ea.com/games/anthem/anthem-demos

Good luck!
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Countdown to Anthem
Jan 23, 2019, 00:50
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Re: Countdown to Anthem Jan 23, 2019, 00:50
Jan 23, 2019, 00:50
 
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 23:54:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 23:32:
Totally understand. And I am certainly not trying to hand wave away your concerns.

There are a lot of things that we can say, but there are also some folks that just won't believe us. Anthem is new. We want people to try out the demo next weekend and decide for themselves. If you like it, great; if not, no money lost.

And that's awesome. I absolutely massively applaud you guys for doing a demo. I don't know whether that was always the plan, or whether it was born out of the, shall we say... somewhat negative opinions floating around about Anthem, but it's a class act to let everyone try it out first. I definitely will do so.

Kudos to you and your team, Derek. Again, I hope the game does well. No, I hope it does great, so you can have a separate team make more content, and get these guys back to making (the REAL) Mass Effect 4.
Yes, the Demo was always in the plan, from at least a year ago.

Always good chatting with you.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Countdown to Anthem
Jan 22, 2019, 23:32
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Re: Countdown to Anthem Jan 22, 2019, 23:32
Jan 22, 2019, 23:32
 
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 21:36:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 20:55:
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 20:51:
I hope it doesn't tank, because I don't want Bioware to die without seeing if their one good studio (this one) can recapture the Mass Effect magic.

On the flipside, I'm thoroughly worried that it WILL tank and they WILL die.

I can always count on Creston's unwavering support.

Hey, remember back in the day when you said we would start charging for ME3 multiplayer map packs? Man, those were the days...

I do remember that! I'm glad you didn't, because ME3 mp was awesome. It was really the last time you guys made an awesome game.

And, you know, you're part of EA now, and EA suits make comments like "We spend a lot of time trying to think how we can implement FIFA's MTX into games like Battlefront and Battlefield." So yeah, I wonder why people are worried about shit like that going to infest their once-favorite studio as well? It's truly baffling.

In any case, I hope Anthem does well. I hope it's a lot more fun to play than it is to watch on videos. I hope you guys haven't spent six years betting on this game to the detriment of your two most succesful franchises only to watch it all go down in flames. I really do.
Totally understand. And I am certainly not trying to hand wave away your concerns.

There are a lot of things that we can say, but there are also some folks that just won't believe us. Anthem is new. We want people to try out the demo next weekend and decide for themselves. If you like it, great; if not, no money lost.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Countdown to Anthem
Jan 22, 2019, 20:55
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Re: Countdown to Anthem Jan 22, 2019, 20:55
Jan 22, 2019, 20:55
 
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2019, 20:51:
I hope it doesn't tank, because I don't want Bioware to die without seeing if their one good studio (this one) can recapture the Mass Effect magic.

On the flipside, I'm thoroughly worried that it WILL tank and they WILL die.

I can always count on Creston's unwavering support.

Hey, remember back in the day when you said we would start charging for ME3 multiplayer map packs? Man, those were the days...
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required
Jan 8, 2019, 21:04
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Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 8, 2019, 21:04
Jan 8, 2019, 21:04
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 18:03:
CrushBug wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 16:41:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.

Crushbug, is this some new plan or has EA or others done this? Have a game that will work with Win7-10, but then only list Win10 because of support and not care of the blowback they will get by doing so?

We have done this in past games when we dropped support for Windows XP and moved to Windows 7 as the min spec.

We run Anthem on Windows 7 occasionally, and it works just fine.

Origin will not block you installing the Demo or game on Windows 7; we just aren't officially supporting those OSes.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required
Jan 8, 2019, 16:41
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Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 8, 2019, 16:41
Jan 8, 2019, 16:41
 
ItBurn wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 12:35:
Well if this is Win10 only, I guess I'm not playing it...
Anthem will run on Windows 7 and 8. We just don't officially support it.

You can try the Demo coming out in February to see if Anthem is right for you.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix
Dec 29, 2018, 17:14
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce Hotfix Dec 29, 2018, 17:14
Dec 29, 2018, 17:14
 
dubfanatic wrote on Dec 29, 2018, 16:04:
Really glad they fixed the black screen after sleep bug. That was extremely annoying.

Excellent timing for this fix. Just happened to me twice yesterday.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass
Jan 8, 2017, 15:14
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Re: No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass Jan 8, 2017, 15:14
Jan 8, 2017, 15:14
 
BioWare points!

BioWare points are no longer used for our games, starting with Dragon Age: Inquisition and continuing on for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

you can bet your nose hair that there will be shitty DLC on day 1, pre-order exlusive DLC, vendor exclusive DLC

There is no Day 1 DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda (nor was there for DAI). There is a pre-order item, but that pre-order item is always included with the Deluxe edition, regardless of when you purchase it. There is no vendor exclusive DLC for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

There wasn't a season pass for DA:I, was there?

We have never done a season pass for our games. They just don't work for us.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2016, 18:21
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2016, 18:21
Oct 10, 2016, 18:21
 
Congratulations on 20 years! I think I have been reading it for about 19.5 of them. It is still a minimum twice daily visit for me.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Sunday Consolidation
Aug 7, 2016, 13:39
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Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 7, 2016, 13:39
Aug 7, 2016, 13:39
 
"Halo" Series Is Still "Alive" Says Xbox Chief. I'm making a note here. Huge success. Thanks Ant.

Thank you. I am now cleaning my monitor of coffee.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 28, 2016, 11:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2016, 11:58
Apr 28, 2016, 11:58
 
Prescription drugs were in his house? OMG, I have prescription drugs in my house! Am I going to die?!
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Mar 22, 2016, 11:16
1.
Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 22, 2016, 11:16
Mar 22, 2016, 11:16
 
While you are at it, can you make spam go away? You know, since you are in there doing other things.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 11, 2016, 11:14
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2016, 11:14
Mar 11, 2016, 11:14
 
I have been using VideoSift for a very long time. I hit it almost daily. What was the issue with it for people here?
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics
Feb 20, 2016, 13:53
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Re: EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics Feb 20, 2016, 13:53
Feb 20, 2016, 13:53
 
Creston wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 13:25:
I wanted to vote Only on PC, but I refuse to sign up for the tardery that is Twitter. So Bioware, if any of you still read here, this is one vote for Only On PC.


Noted.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Next Dragon Age Begins in October
Apr 22, 2014, 14:05
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Re: Next Dragon Age Begins in October Apr 22, 2014, 14:05
Apr 22, 2014, 14:05
 
I think there's like 6 seconds of gameplay here.

Yeah, it was unfortunate that they named it a gameplay trailer. It was all in-engine footage, though. Frostbite FTW.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Mar 18, 2014, 12:09
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 18, 2014, 12:09
Mar 18, 2014, 12:09
 
When I read "Sextortionist" I thought it meant Sexual Contortionist. That would have been a far more interesting incident and article.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Offline?
Sep 27, 2013, 13:21
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Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Offline? Sep 27, 2013, 13:21
Sep 27, 2013, 13:21
 
This login issue for Dragon Age Origins should now be resolved.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Offline?
Sep 24, 2013, 18:27
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Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Offline? Sep 24, 2013, 18:27
Sep 24, 2013, 18:27
 
I cannot comment on Battlefield, but this login problem is also affecting Dragon Age Origins.

We are working with EA on a solution and hope to have more information, if not a solution, within the next day or so.

Sorry for the hassle.
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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Re: KOTOR Turns 10
Jul 15, 2013, 20:02
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Re: KOTOR Turns 10 Jul 15, 2013, 20:02
Jul 15, 2013, 20:02
 
For me, I had just finished my first game at BioWare, MDK2 PC. I was a Line Producer, an entry-level position, recently created at BioWare. The then-Lead Programmer, Cam, called me into his office to tell me some news that most of the company didn't know yet. He said:

"We just got a license to do a new game. What is your favorite movie?"
"Star Wars," I answered quickly.
"We are doing a Star Wars game."
"Get the @#%& out of here!"

What a ride...
Derek French
Technical Producer
BioWare
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