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Anthem Director Jonathan Warner leaves Bioware

Published: 10:05, 27 March 2021
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Anthem Director Jonathan Warner has left Bioware after spending a decade with the studio. Warner said he is moving to do new things and can't wait to play Bioware games from "this side of the screen".

A couple of weeks ago, EA and Bioware announced that Anthem Next, the reworked version of Anthem that was supposed to fix the majority of the game's problems, has been officially cancelled. As expected, many Anthem players have been disappointed by the decision but to be honest, we have seen it coming from a mile away.

Anyway, Bioware devs have already been assigned to other projects while some of them have left the studio. The latest dev to leave Bioware is one of the leading people of the Anthem project - Jonathan Warner. 

Warner, who acted as Anthem Director is moving on to do new things. He announced the news via his Twitter: 

"So, today is my last day at BioWare, I'm moving on to do new things. BioWare has been home to my grateful heart for nearly 10 years and I want to wish them all the best. Dragon Age, Mass Effect and SWTOR are in good hands and I can't wait to play from this side of the screen," Warner tweeted.

Along with Anthem, Warner also worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda as a game director and as a producer on the original Mass Effect trilogy. 

Ever since the game officially launched back in February 2019, Anthem has been a massive disappointment which ultimately lead to an announcement of the Anthem Next rework and Bioware's promise that they are determined to make the game a much better experience. 

Anthem had some solid gameplay elements and combat but the game's lack of meaningful endgame, underwhelming loot system and visual downgrade have been huge red flags that Anthem is not going to make it. And it didn't.

Anthem, action RPG shooter by BioWare and Electronic Arts

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