Howdy Freelancers! During their recent earnings call EA revealed that while Anthem hasn’t met their expectations, they’re far from done with it. In fact, EA is now doubling down their efforts on Anthem to make it as good as it possibly can be.
I put up a video on this subject yesterday, check it out below.
The earnings call was, as you’d expect, filled with lots of boring financial data. But there was also a hell of a lot about Anthem, which is really what the community wanted to hear.
EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson admitted that Anthem didn’t meet expectations. We can take this to mean that the game didn’t sell between 5 and 6 million copies because that’s what CFO and COO of EA, Blake Jorgensen, said was the expectation for the game.
However, EA added that they’re committed to working with Bioware on Anthem, making it the best game it possibly can be. Wilson pointed out that Bioware has heard the feedback from players, and they’re working on what needs changing. This is something that a lot of people seem to ignore, so take note and realise that Bioware is listening to you.
Wilson revealed that 150 million hours of Anthem have been payed since the game launched. That’s an insane amount of play time considering many people are referring to Anthem as a dead game. I’d like to really rub this in their faces, but alas I’m not able to do that yet through the internet.
With the content roadmap for Anthem being delayed, and communications being less than regular right now, it’s easy for Freelancers in the community to get upset. I get it, I really do. But it’s important for us to bear with Bioware as they work on Anthem because it’s going to be a great game eventually.
I can’t pinpoint an MMO that launched in a state that was perfect. With Destiny 1 and 2, Fallout 76, Warframe, and many others that I won’t list here, the community raged out hard at launch. No MMO is exactly what the community wants it to be on day one because the developers build it around what players want from day one. The initial release is just the base layer.
Let me know what you think about the earnings call in the comments.