Anthem 2.0's fate might be decided this week as EA plans to review BioWare's overhaul

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Feb 10, 2021 11:30 AM
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BioWare used to be one of the biggest names when it came to classic RPGs, but in recent years they haven’t had a whole lot of success. Anthem was one of their biggest flops, and afterwards BioWare announced that they were working on a substantial overhaul. But a new report suggests that EA will be reviewing the game this week, and ultimately decide on it’s fate: will Anthem 2.0 get cancelled? Or will EA expand the development team?

Anthem 2.0, also known as Anthem Next, is supposed to be a significant update to the base game that aims to fix many of the problems players encountered at launch. So far it’s been very vague as to what they’re actually planning on changing: a ‘better’ loot system, concept art of new factions etc.

Naturally, the process of such an overhaul would be a massive undertaking, and so far it’s been relatively quiet with how far along BioWare actually is with overhauling the game and when players might actually expect the update. It could be a month, a year, or even 2 years from now.

And with Dragon Age 4 and the next Mass Effect game currently in development, those two projects are obviously the biggest focus at BioWare and EA currently since they are the studio’s biggest IPs at the moment.

So deciding on whether to expand the team of around 30 people to continue the project would mean the next Anthem overhaul would have to be a worthwhile endeavor in order to make the project worth it, which would mean EA would have to think that the update was indeed substantial enough to drive new sales.

So if Anthem 2.0 officially gets cancelled, then it would make sense as to why. If it doesn’t however, then that would be pretty exciting to see what BioWare has come up with to bring new life into Anthem.

What do you think? Are you interested in Anthem 2.0? Did you play the base game? What did you think of it? And do you think the project will get cancelled? Or is there hope for BioWare’s supposed overhaul? Let us know your thoughts!

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14:22 Feb-11-2021

Bioware and EA are trash now and Anthem is definitely a flop and getting canned.

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07:27 Feb-11-2021

If Anthem 2.0 Happens i am pretty sure it will try to go the Way like Destiny Free to play Especially when you consider Star Wars Battlefront saw a crazy huge Demand. Now i know there is no that A Star War title and to top it off a Shooter

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07:31 Feb-11-2021

by Dice with Co-op and Bots can be compared to a New IP by Bioware No matter how lengedary Bioware's History is. But Still i think the game could work. It just Needs a full Rework and since they made the game and have the assets they might

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07:34 Feb-11-2021

as well Salvage it. and Rebuild the Game into somthing newish

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19:55 Feb-10-2021

Oh yeah, that shell of a game that existed for a whole week?

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14:49 Feb-10-2021

I think people are too judgemental.If EA allows it let em try again with 2.0 you will never know it may be another no mans sky and improve it to a great game

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14:46 Feb-10-2021

I actually pre-ordered Anthem (never again) because I loved the iron-man concept so much. Honestly I thought that what was in the game was pretty fun. The problem is there wasn't much of it; with the gameplay loops becoming increasingly tedious as you're forced to repeat them. I actually hope Anthem 2.0 works out, I still find the free-flight gameplay amazing.

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17:02 Feb-10-2021

After playing about an hour of the beta, I was convinced it would flop. Canceled my pre-order. After they added it to the Vault for EA Access, I dove back in... Left a lot to be desired. I do agree; The flight mechanics are awesome, but the game itself has no substance to it.

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04:05 Feb-12-2021

I got a copy for free and played it so much I had maxed all the different Javelin's in game. Why you ask? If its free why not play it (In my case) and I was honestly waiting on 4-5 other titles at the time to come out. Was it great....No. Was it fun to play with others sure. The optimization though was terrible even on latest gen gear at the time. I'd like to see it make a comeback but wont hold my breath.

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13:06 Feb-10-2021

I forgot this thing even existed.

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13:03 Feb-10-2021

The game's now 2 years old and the changes should have started to be implemented a year ago for the game to have any hope of success. The fact they still only have a team of 30 at the moment means it would probably be another year before the update went live, and EA's bean-counters aren't going to allow that.

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