Bioware and EA have announced closed and open beta dates for the upcoming MMO shooter Anthem. The closed beta demo will start on 25 January 2019 for Origin subscribers, while the free for all demo is scheduled for 01 February 2019.
EA and Bioware are getting ready for a fresh wave of tests for their upcoming shooter Anthem just two days after the end of closed alpha. The publisher revealed the info about closed and open beta tests or how they called it - VIP demo and Free demo.
The closed beta is set to run from 25 to 27 January 2019 and it will be available to those who pre-ordered Anthem or have Origin subscriptions. For those who don't trust EA and Bioware before the reviews, and don't like giving their money to EA every month, the open beta will start on 1 February 2019 and will last until 3 February 2019.
Both tests will be available on all platforms - PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and EA will give an exclusive item to those who play closed beta, so they can proudly show off their commitment to Anthem from the very beginning.
As of now, EA did not reveal any additional info about the beta tests or the size of the actual world and features. It will probably include stuff from closed alpha and some additional quests or more areas to explore but since we have no clue about what kind of content was present in closed alpha because of the NDA, all of this is just pure guesswork.
Anthem will launch on 22 February 2019 and it will follow EA's live service model which can be found in Battlefield V. The controversial model isn't doing EA any favours at the moment.
Players criticised EA for releasing Battlefield V with minimum content and it remains to be seen if the publisher takes a different route with Anthem and launch the MMO shooter with more game modes and features. Certainly, it would be a smart move, especially after a mixed reception for Battlefield V.