What we know
Anthem is a third-person shooter in an open world shared with up to three other players. It was supposed to have a 10 year content growth, however, due to weak reception, unsatisfying execution and repetitive grind is facing a continuous decrease in player base. This is why is less likely that the company will focus much of its resources on the original plans. A huge blow to Anthem was the leaving of three central members of the development team: Michael Gamble, who was the Lead Producer, Mark Darrah, the executive producer and Jonathan Warner, the Lead Director. Warner is rumored to return to the company following a sabbatical.
Recent Anthem updates
The latest updates we have are provided by Chad Robertson, the Head of Live Service for BioWare who is managing its portfolio of Live games, including Star Wars: the Old Republic and Anthem. He tweeted recently that he and Ben Irving, the Anthem’s Lead Producer are totally devoted to the Anthem franchise: “We remain 100% committed to Anthem and look forward to showing players the new content we are working on. We want to make sure we aren’t overpromising, so our updates on what’s coming in the game will be focused when we have things near completion.” He added in another tweet that along with Ben Irving, they got “a big team between Austin and Edmonton focused and motivated for improving the game. We appreciate your support and for being on this journey with us.”
Dragon Age 4
Regarding Dragon Age 4, it seems that it has full attention and focus from BioWare and the development team is working to get it released. It is possible that the Dragon Age 4 will be live-service game with its online elements taking the RPG farther away from its single-player origin.
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