Bioware and EA delayed several, much-anticipated Anthem features, including Cataclysm event, Guild system and Leaderboards among other things. Bioware said that they want to make sure these features have a purpose and fit in long term goals
Earlier this week, Bioware confirmed that Anthem is set to receive a major update, featuring the brand new stronghold named The Sunken and couple of other quality of life improvements. The devs also said they will talk about other upcoming content including the new missions, game systems and Anthem's most anticipated event - Cataclysm.
These events were scheduled to release in April 2019 but with only a week left, players knew that chances of that happening were pretty slim, and unfortunately, they were right. In a Reddit post, Bioware confirmed that most of these additions will indeed be delayed, including the major one - Cataclysm.
The devs explained the unpopular decision by saying that their focus was on things like bug fixes, stability issues and game flow over the new features in Anthem's Act 1.
Apparently, Bioware overestimated their own "Bioware magic" and did not expect that Anthem would be one huge, bug-filled, headache. "We set aside time for this work, but the reality is there are more things to fix and improve than we planned for. While this is the best thing to do for the game, it means some items from the calendar will be delayed," it's written in the Reddit post.
These delayed features include Mastery System, Guilds, Legendary Missions - Phase II, Weekly Stronghold Challenge, Leaderboards, Some Freeplay Events and Cataclysm.
Bioware said that they want to make sure these have a purpose and fit with their long term goals. As long as they don't aim to give players a sense of pride and accomplishment, it's all good.
Unfortunately, Bioware did not mention when exactly can players expect the new content but they will share more details on release dates in due time.