BioWare Wants Anthem To Be Around For Years And Years

BioWare’s Anthem was hoping to be a groundbreaking online multiplayer for the ages. Unfortunately the EA-published title failed to impress critics and gamers when it launched earlier this year.

Back in April 2019, just two months after launch, a Reddit post explored just how many Anthem players had given up on the game, with results suggesting over 50% of buyers had already stopped playing.

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Despite its poor success, it seems that BioWare isn’t giving up on Anthem, and even wants it to enjoy a long and multi-faceted lifecycle, maybe following in the steps of No Man’s Sky.

In an update on the game, BioWare boss Casey Hudson said: “I know there’s a lot more work to do to bring out the full potential of the game. We have plans for those more fundamental improvements, but they’ll take time.

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“While the team works towards the longer-term vision of the game, they will also continue to deliver updates to features and content. I believe in Anthem and would love to see its world grow, evolve, and thrive for years to come. Thanks for your patience and support as we do the work of constantly improving and expanding the experience.”

At the time of writing, Anthem is sitting at around 55%-60% positive scores on Metacritic depending on which version of the game you’re playing, but that doesn’t make it the end of the line for the title.

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Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky suffered from a similarly disappointing launch, only to see the team revive the game with a free update years after release. The update turned NMS into the game that the company had always envisioned, and it’s now a seriously good title.

Can BioWare do the same for Anthem, or is this a title that’s beyond saving?

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