Anthem has become one of the biggest messes of 2019. Since its release, the game has been devoid of content and with its recent absence from E3, many believed that there was no hope for it. Though it seems that according EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson, the publisher is still committed to saving the game.
According to Wilson it seems one of Anthem’s biggest problems is that it’s stuck between two different types of games: a traditional BioWare game and something that’s more action-driven and modern. It is unable to deliver on either side, which leaves both hardcore BioWare fans and new players disappointed. Commenting on the game, Wilson told GameDaily, “One was traditional BioWare story-driven content, and the other was this action-adventure type content. About the 30 or 40 hour mark, they really had to come together and start working in on the elder game. At that point, everyone kind of went, ‘Oh hang a minute.’ Now the calculation is off.”
Wilson also commented on BioWare and their trust in the studio. “BioWare isn’t going anywhere, and EA still very much believes in it. In fact, EA still rates BioWare quite high.” Wilson also said that they want Anthem to last for generations to come. EA seems to be a taking a long-term approach to its success. “If I think about Anthem on a seven to ten-year cycle, it may not have had the start that many of us wanted, including our players.” They are also committed to continuing to listen to player feedback and will deliver on the promises they made to players.
These words may spark some hope for fans of the game. It’s not sure when EA will start to implement changes in Anthem but it could already be too late. Anthem may just be too much of a lost cause to save at this point.
Are you happy to hear that EA hasn’t abandoned Anthem?