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Anthem cratered both critically and commercially, but this wasn’t an extinction event according to Bioware. The sci-fi co-op loot shooter (use of the word shlooter is strictly prohibited) is “here to stay” according to Bioware community manager Jesse Anderson.
It would be fair to say Anthem is the yin to Apex Legends’ yang. Where Apex succeeded, Anthem has failed. It’s not failed spectacularly but with the sort of tepid whimper that has us worrying for the future of BioWare. The first sales figures out of the UK suggested it had sold just half the number of copies of Mass Effect Andromeda at launch, which was itself half of Mass Effect 3.
EA wants you to forget, just for a moment, all about its other sci-fi shooter that’s arrived out of nowhere and is breaking records, to remember that BioWare’s Anthem is actually coming out next week (sort of).
Seemingly determined to repeat the mistakes of Battlefield V’s launch, EA has revealed a nice big chart to let you decipher when and where you’re actually going to be able to play Anthem. And, if you’re the traditional sort who prefers to pay sixty bucks and own a copy of the game then bad luck, you’re going to be playing Anthem later than anyone else.
The first major PC gaming release of 2019 is upon us today. Resident Evil 2 Remake has been scooping rave reviews and has already totted up 54,000 concurrent players on Steam. It’s a biggie alright, and AMD users are recommended to grab the new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 19.1.2 GPU driver in order to ensure optimum performance in Resi Evil 2 Remake.
We’re barreling toward’s Anthem’s release date faster than a well-oiled Javelin and BioWare is really beginning to fill us in on the glorious nitty-gritty details of its co-op online action-RPG.
UPDATE: Following on front last month's preliminary specs, EA has revealed the final PC system requirements for Anthem. BioWare's sci-fi online RPG is quite the looker, impressing us several times since its reveal back in 2017. Anthem looks as if it's going to be quite the test for any rig, particularly if you plan to max out Anthem's PC graphics settings.
An Nvidia CES showcase wouldn’t be complete without some sort of lavish looking gameplay trailer to showcase just why they think you should be going Team Green. That particular honour falls to Anthem this year, with EA looking to build the hype ahead of the launch of BioWare’s sci-fi online RPG next month.
BioWare has been busy showing off some new Anthem gameplay during Paris Games Week 2018 and, well, I’ll let you come to your own conclusions before I steam in with mine. Rather than the usual scripted story-based missions we’ve seen so far, this latest half-hour look at Anthem is more of a look at the moment to moment gameplay.
BioWare has dropped a surprise new gameplay trailer for Anthem, rolling out its “Our World, My Story” marketing speak in an effort to show how Anthem will attempt to please both co-op fans and solo players. Despite being an always-online experience, BioWare is keen to tout its storytelling chops in this trailer, trying to assuage fans worried the online element may end up taking away from Anthem’s narrative core.
Mark Darrah, Bioware's Executive Producer on Anthem has shared the following Anthem hands-on showcase game video from E3 2018. There is 20 minutes of gameplay being narrated by Lead Producer Ben Irving from the Anthem team.