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Bioware could be rebooting Anthem, also making a new Mass Effect game

By Tim Augustin - on 18 Nov 2019, 3:08pm

Bioware is rebooting Anthem, also making a new Mass Effect game

Anthem is probably EA’s biggest failure of recent years - from bad critical reception to half of the playerbase jumping ship at launch. The game has been quiet recently, with little to no updates - but that might be because a huge overhaul of the game is in the works. 

According to a Kotaku report by industry insider Jason Schreier, Bioware is working on something tentatively titled ‘Anthem 2.0’, or ‘Anthem Next’, a massive retooling of the multiplayer looter-shooter. It will deliver a massively changed game, with changes made to the mission structure, loot and game world. 

This reboot of Anthem could be compared to No Man’s Sky, which launched with very little of the features it had promised pre-launch, but has since seen many major updates delivering on those promises. It has managed to reel in a very positive fanbase, so one can assume Bioware is chasing a similar level of turnaround in quality. 

However, unlike No Man’s Sky’s updates - which were completely free - Kotaku reports that Bioware could release ‘Anthem 2.0’ as a whole new game. However, the article paints the game’s development as a somewhat confused mess of developers trying to figure out what to do next - with no firm idea on what exactly Anthem 2.0 will be, or how many of the game’s problems it will fix. 

Interestingly, the article notes that that Bioware isn’t solely working on Anthem at the moment - it’s also working on Dragon Age 4, along with a whole new Mass Effect game. The next installment in the Mass Effect action-RPG series is in very early development under the studio’s Edmonton office. Bioware’s last two games haven’t fared too well in the public’s eye - but hey, there’s always time for a last-minute comeback.

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