'If We Play It Right, Anthem Will Feel Very Distinctly BioWare

Mass Effect Andromeda's Mistakes Made BioWare “Refocus” for Anthem

Mass Effect Andromeda's Mistakes Made BioWare “Refocus” for Anthem

While BioWare is typically one of the more respected game developers out there, after the fiasco that was Mass Effect: Andromeda fans are a little concerned about the future. Hudson keeps things rather vague, but assures fans Anthem won't scrimp on story and promises an "ongoing series of adventures". Unfortunately, it just wasn't meant to be, but BioWare hopes to not run into similar issues in the future. Today, he published his first blog post in a series meant to give fans insight into the studio's vision for the future.

"When I returned to BioWare last summer, Mass Effect: Andromeda had just been released and there was a significant movement among players asking for story DL". "We need to delight players with new experiences and innovation, but we must stay focused on the importance of the world, character, and storytelling elements that players expect from our games". With BioWare having a lot riding on the upcoming multiplayer game following the underwhelming Mass Effect sequel, Casey Hudson has stated that the team has looked to Andromeda's problems in an effort to inform the decisions it will make with Anthem. "And our games must be created to continue delivering new stories and experiences, in an ongoing relationship with players in the worlds we're evolving together", Hudson explained.

That experience (ed note: not delivering the Mass Effect Andromeda Quarian DLC) ultimately became a defining moment in refocusing BioWare's mission.

Anthem does not now have a release date, but it's seeming like the game will launch at some point in the first half of 2019. It's main studio has been working on it for years, so hopefully, they all brought their A-game.

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