EA and BioWare have given up theirs Anthem 2.0 project, and canceled plans for what was supposed to be a revitalizing reworking of BioWare’s failed 2019 online shooter Anthem.
This comes straight from BioWare, who published a blog post about the decision this afternoon with the note that Anthem, as it exists today, will be online in the foreseeable future.
“It’s also disappointing for the team that did brilliant work,” said a statement from BioWare Austin Studio Director Christian Dailey. Throughout the post, Dailey adds that the COVID-1
“For me personally, Anthem is what led me to BioWare, and the last two years have been some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my career, “writes Dailey.
Planned as its own take on an enduring online shooter like Bungies Fate, Anthem launched in early 2019 with a myriad of issues and sales well below EA’s expectations. Shortly after the launch, reports of serious crunch in the studio came along with other details that drew a disturbing picture of Anthemdevelopment before launch.
Despite the receipt, EA’s CEO said at the time that the company was not yet ready to reduce its losses Anthem and in early 2020, BioWare halted its seasonal update plans to work instead on a complete overhaul of the game, the now morbid Anthem 2.0 or Anthem Next.
Earlier this month, a report from Bloomberg leaked that EA would soon make a decision on Anthem 2.0 the project will continue. According to today’s news, Bloomberg reports it separately according to the sources Anthem 2.0their small team of devs is on their way dragon age team.
“Game development is difficult. Decisions like these are not easy,” says Dailey’s post on the BioWare blog. Going forward, we need to laser focus our efforts as one studio and strengthen the next dragon age, and Mass effect titles while continuing to provide quality updates to Star Wars: The Old Republic. “