BioWare’s Anthem released earlier this year to a very, very lacklustre reception.
The online multiplayer basically went the same way of the doomed Fallout 76, with players complaining about bugs, server issues and even going so far as to brand Anthem an ‘unfinished game.’
From boycotts to refunds, the Anthem playerbase has dwindled to its bare bones of hardcore fans, and although it’s hoped BioWare can turn it all around when it appears at this year’s E3, let’s just say we’re not holding our breath.
Things may be worse than we first thought, as an unconfirmed leak suggests that BioWare isn’t looking to improve the game so much as it is wanting to blame its failure on its customers.
An inside source speaking to MMOGfails claims that BioWare’s top dogs are “actually blaming the players (their customers) and the ‘vitriol’ they spew as the reason of why the game is not selling as well as it should.”
Of course, being an unconfirmed report from an anonymous source, we have to take this with a pinch of salt. But whether this is the truth or a vicious lie, it’s getting enough attention to cause some serious problems for BioWare.
Is this the final nail in Anthem‘s coffin, or do you think BioWare can pull a No Man’s Sky and get this bruised game all patched up in the coming months?
Last month, a player-made survey discovered that 52% of Anthem players had already quite the game for good.
An eye-watering 49.9% of players said they’d seen “Many” bugs in the game, while 20.4% of players admitted they’d witnessed bugs that had actually affected their hardware. Yeesh.
Hopefully we’ll find out the future of BioWare and Anthem at this year’s E3, which takes place June 11 2019.
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