It’s been 4 months now since this year’s E3 and Anthem was one of the games that blew people away and stole the show. Everything has been a little quiet since then from EA, no doubt due to the impending release of Star Wars Battlefront 2 and the recent release of Fifa 18 taking up some of their time.
What we’ve put together below is as much information as we could gather on the game to give you the insight on one of 2018’s most exciting releases.
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Windows / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
Release Date: Q4 2018
Anthem will be an online-only RPG set in a shared multiplayer world where you assume the role of a Freelancer. These are civilizations explorers, sent out into the harsh but rich landscape to tackle ferocious beasts in order to keep their home safe. Freelancers do so whilst wearing fully customizable exosuits called Javelins which come in different varieties dependant on the role you wish to play. Two classes of javelins were shown off during this year’s Microsoft E3 presentation.
- Ranger – An all-rounder and well-balanced option
- Colossus – A larger and much more heavily armoured Javelin
Built using the Frostbite 3 engine, Anthem will feature both singleplayer and co-op multiplayer elements existing in a shared world that can contain up to four squad members per team. These teams will work together whilst traversing the open world environment, taking on savage beasts, ruthless marauders all whilst world-altering occurrences try to hamper your progress. The world also contains many locations such as lost ruins which no doubt contain highly prized loot.
The game will feature a beta sometime before launch but no date has been confirmed at this time, no doubt due to the time until release. The beta news was confirmed by the game’s director, Jonathan Warner via Twitter in response to a fan’s question.
Yeah we'll have a beta! #PrepareForAdventure
— Jonathan Warner (@Bio_Warner) September 27, 2017
No doubt some fans are wary after the Mass Effect: Andromeda launch and all of its issue’s. Andromeda was due to have a beta but that was later cancelled.
EA’s Vice President, Patrick Söderlund, Bioware see this as a long-term investment with plans already in place to support the game with new content and updates after the game releases. He went on to say that Bioware see’s this as the start of a 10 year journey for the company but we’ve heard that before with the likes of Destiny and we all know how long that lasted.
We’ll keep this post up to date as the release window draws closer so be sure to keep checking back for the latest information on one of 2018’s hottest properties.
Anthem is due for release sometime in Q4 2018 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will also be enhanced for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.No doubt we’ll see more of the final product at E3 2018
No doubt we’ll see more of the final product at E3 2018