Howdy Freelancers! It’s no secret that Anthem has had a messy launch. There have been a number of pieces of news that have emerged since the launch of the game, which I haven’t actually reported on yet because I still believe there’s more to be said, that paint the picture of a hijacked game. There have even been things such as rumours of EA wanting to make the game Free-to-Play, and frankly it’s all getting out of control.
Howdy Freelancers! According to an unconfirmed report on the Anthem Subreddit EA is considering a Free-to-Play model for Anthem. The source indicates that EA is considering this due to the backlash the publisher has faced from fans over the state Anthem was in at release.
Howdy Freelancers! Thanks to some very careless Tweeting it’s become apparent that development on Anthem has ceased forever! I’m joking of course, but this is exactly what a number of Freelancers, and games press sites, all seem to believe has happened with three of the key leads moving away from Anthem.
Last week Jesse Anderson, Global Community Manager on Anthem, posted a thread on Twitter in order to discuss some things that have been on his mind. This thread came the Thursday after the delayed Bioware livestream about the new Stronghold, Sunken Cell.
Howdy Freelancers! While Bioware had a livestream to show off the latest update to Anthem last night, something I’ll be doing an analysis of this week, they did comment later on the community Subreddit about the upcoming content we’ve seen very little of.
Howdy Freelancers! In case you missed it, Bioware have responded to the community as a whole on their blog recently. The blog post, written by Casey Hudson, General Manager for Bioware, talks about how the game has changed from launch until now, and the plans for the future.
Howdy Freelancers! Well it’s been a mad week for Anthem news, I mean the weekend alone has been pretty bloody crazy. I know the news has been damning for Anthem, and I’m not going to try to defend the game because, as I’ve said before, it’s still evolving and is going to be a great game eventually. But I also want to point out that with everything Bioware have been massively responsive.
Howdy Freelancers! The Head of Live Service at Bioware, Chad Robertson, has reached out to the community on the evening before the Anthem Open Demo goes live.