Countdown to Anthem

A post on the BioWare Blog from BioWare's Casey Hudson talks about Anthem, as just one month remains before the launch of the mech shooter. He discusses the history of the game's development, which began over six years ago with a project codenamed DYLAN. He then brings us to the present day and even the future, as he discusses the game's launch and the various ways players will be able to play:
Anthem will launch with a ton of content, including a substantial main story that introduces you to the world and its characters. But there’s still a missing ingredient that we haven’t been able to test Anthem with: you. So, over the next month as you start to have opportunities to try what we’ve created, I ask you to keep one thing in mind: The launch of Anthem is not the end – it’s the beginning of an ongoing story in which you are a critical element. If there’s something you want more of, we can build it. If something isn’t right, let us know. And the story itself will unfold over time based on how you play the game. Soon, we will reveal more about our plans for how we intend to support that ongoing stream of content and features.

But when can you play? We are just days away from the first of several opportunities you’ll have to jump into Anthem and try it for yourself:

  1. If you have pre-ordered or are an active EA Access subscriber, you’ll be able to participate in the VIP demo starting January 25.
  2. Then, on February 1, the open demo goes live and everyone will be able to spend the weekend playing Anthem.
  3. If you subscribe to Origin Access Premier you’ll be able to start playing the full game through Early Access on February 15. Or you can play the first 10 hours on the same day through the Play First Trial.
  4. And finally, our worldwide launch date is February 22!

I’ll be spending a lot of time in the world of Anthem myself. I hope to see you there!

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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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