Report: Anthem Overhaul Planned by BioWare, Not Being Abandoned


It’s safe to say by now that Anthem hasn’t been the hit EA and BioWare were expecting it to be. With BioWare scrapping the Anthem roadmap it announced befor the game launched, some might have assumed that the studio is slowly abandoning it to die. For those still playing,  a new report has surfaced and it talks about a major Anthem overhaul!

In a new insider report by the super reliable Jason Schreier, it mentions that BioWare is planning a major Anthem overhaul, which the studios is dubbing Anthem 2.0, or “Anthem Next.” It’s mentioned that BioWare is taking a long hard look at the game, and is planning to shake up everything (and I mean everything). While there’s no timeline for release, or how it’ll even be distributed (either with incremental updates or in one big swoop, or maybe as a new standalone title), BioWare plans to change the world itself, how loot works, mission structure and more.

One thing is for sure though according to the report: BioWare is NOT abandoning Anthem. One source close to the project states, We spent a few months just tearing it down and figuring out what needed to change fundamentally (a lot), and we’ve been rebuilding for another few months since.”

BioWare is also said to be looking at the difficulty, how progression works in Anthem, the social aspects and more. The source states that the studio aims to separate the map instead of how it is now, which in turn, would allow BioWare to play around with each part of the world without worrying about breaking another part.

Another source says, that they are doing oing “lots of testing things out and experimentation but still nothing concrete.”

This report comes at the heels of some recent big departures connected to the game, which most likely isn’t a coincidence. Given Schreier’s track record, Anthem fans have a lot to look forward to in 2020 if things go according to plan.

Read the entire report here.

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