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Report points to BioWare "revamping" Anthem entirely

Report points to BioWare "revamping" Anthem entirely

BioWare and EA's sci-fi online shooter Anthem may be getting a complete overhaul in the near future.

That's according to Kotaku, which reports that the companies have been revamping the title with a new version set to be called Anthem 2.0 or Anthem Next. The details haven't been locked down yet, but it would seem that the title will be tweaked in the future in a similar manner to No Man's Sky.

The team is experimenting a great deal with what the future of Anthem looks like. BioWare Edmonton is slowly passing the responsibility for heading up development to its Austin studio, though this is apparently happening at a slower pace then many would like.

“We spent a few months just tearing it down and figuring out what needed to change fundamentally (a lot),” said one developer.

“And we’ve been rebuilding for another few months since.”

Both Anthem's lead producer and live services boss have both left BioWare in recent months. The title seems to have sold less than six million copies on launch, which was publisher EA's projection for the game.

That followed what appeared to be a rather disastrous development for the game, with production only really starting about 18 months before its launch in February of this year. As a result, EA has said it needs to revise how it releases these service-based projects.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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