About the game
Anthem is an open-world looter shooter by Electronic Arts and BioWare. The game was announced with a lot of hype and spectacular trailers but ultimately failed to attract players. Anthem Next, a rework of the game is expected in 2020.
BioWare deny they've under-planned Anthem's server capacity
Even though it was pretty brief, much has been said about Anthem's server issues, prompting BioWare to post a lengthy explanation on what's been going down during the VIP demo and what exactly the company learned from each issue that arose.
Anthem demo has infinite loading glitch and some server issues
Considering that we are talking about beta testing, it's not surprising to see Anthem running into some glitches but the fact that it's a limited time testing got many players frustrated with BioWare's inability to fix them quickly.
Anthem demo and full game early and normal access navigation help
Anthem is developed by BioWare, but it is published by EA. This means a maze of different privileged access options, depending on whether you pre-order the game or subscribe to EA or Origin Access. Here is a quick overview of how to get in.
Anthem goes gold and gets a 16-player-big social hub
BioWare's lead producer on Anthem, Michael Gamble, recently broke out the news that the game now has a social hub that can hold up to 16 players at once. Then he, along with the cinematic animator Tal Peleg confirmed Anthem also went gold.
BioWare launch a short VIP demo trailer for Anthem
With the preload of Anthem's closed beta already available on all platforms, EA and BioWare decided to deliver one final reminder via a VIP demo trailer that gives players a brief taste of what the game will entail once the demo lands.
Preload for Anthem closed beta is now live on all platforms
Preload for Anthem closed beta is now live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The demo weights around 20 GB on consoles and 43 GB on PC. Preload comes two days before the start of the closed beta test which is scheduled for 25 January.
BioWare reveal what to expect from Anthem's upcoming demo
In anticipation of the upcoming demo of BioWare's shooter, Anthem's executive producer Mark Darrah posted a list of things that will differ from the full game, such as no tutorials or pilot pickers, different balance and economy, etc.
Anthem map size revealed in the latest developer stream
Redditor DanLyb made a small overlay of Anthem's map pieces which he took from the latest developer video. The map shows a high number of canyons and rivers and is made of six major locations. Bioware are yet to confirm the map size though.
Anthem will prioritise visuals but don't expect 60 FPS at 4K
Well, the question was laced with quite a bit of wishful thinking but the answer was a resounding no, as Anthem's lead producer Michael Gamble responded to questions of whether the game will run 4K resolution at 60 FPS on consoles.
Anthem will have matchmaking for everything, says Ben Irving
Anthem will have some interesting features, like in-depth javelin customisation and apparently matchmaking for everything. Ben Irving, BioWare's lead producer on Anthem, stated that every activity will have it, which may be overkill.