After placing a pin in short-term updates and expansions to concentrate on a “longer-term redesign” of the sport, EA introduced right this moment that it is going to be canceling its deliberate revamp of the sport Anthem Subsequent. However the firm plans to maintain Anthem’s reside service working “because it exists right this moment.”
“Within the spirit of transparency and closure we wished to share that we’ve made the tough resolution to cease our new improvement work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT),” BioWare govt producer Christian Dailey stated in a current weblog submit. “We’ll, nonetheless, proceed to maintain the Anthem reside service working because it exists right this moment.”
Anthem launched almost two years in the past and was met with poor opinions, with the principle criticism stemming from an absence of content material, subpar story, and repetitive gameplay. A yr following its launch, BioWare stated it was invested in enhancing the sport with seasonal updates. However final yr, then-general supervisor Casey Hudson stated that it will pause short-term updates to reinvent the whole sport. It was reported final Could that an incubation team of about 30 people was tasked with remodeling Anthem.
With assist for Anthem ending, BioWare’s open-world shooter won’t obtain a second probability. It is fairly frequent for video games to battle at launch, however a number of have turned issues round because of frequent updates, which was the case for Remaining Fantasy XIV and No Man’s Sky.
Regardless of this, BioWare does produce other initiatives within the works, together with sequels to Dragon Age and Mass Effect, along with a remaster for the original Mass Effect trilogy, which is slated to launch on Could 14th.