"The demo is a demonstration. It's not a technical test."
Update 12/7: BioWare has released an update when the demo demo is released, giving more specific time frames for when fans can expect to play it. 1
The open demo runs from February 1 to PS4, Xbox One and PC, and will be open to all players.
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During an Anthem panel at PAX West 2018, Bioware revealed a demo of Anthem that can be played February 1 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The early game session is considered as a VIP demo and will automatically available to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers at both Basic and Premier levels. Those who have pre-ordered Anthem after the demo date will also be able to participate.
Bioware also explained that this is an honesty-demo – not a technical test – if the size or content of the demo was not revealed.
However, the developer said there will be an unknown number of internal alpha and beta between now and February 1, although there are currently no announcements about timing or how to access.
Under the panel, Bioware also revealed The World, My Story trailer, which highlights the game's story elements and how your actions will affect the world at all and your personal story hub in Fort Tarsis.
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