BioWare’s Anthem Won’t Have PvP At Launch

Anthem Release Date

Anthem is a new shared-world action-RPG from EA's BioWare studio where players can team up with friends as Freelancers - the bold few with the courage to leave civilization behind and explore a landscape of primeval beauty, confront the dangers you find and grow in power with every step. One of the most hyped games present at the event was Anthem, the new IP by Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer BioWare. After releasing the decidedly unimpressive Mass Effect: Andromeda and then miring themselves a huge debacle around the pay-to-play loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA's reputation is once again scraping the bottom of the barrel.

What we expect: Electronic Arts is guaranteed to focus heavily on Battlefield V, but we're also hoping to see much more of Anthem during its E3 presentation.

There's no PvP at launch, no couch co-op - yet - and you will be able to play story missions solo. While you can be in a group, players will be crafting their own stories as they go, so no two people will have the same journey.

Anthem is coming out on February 22, 2019 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Instead, it simply confirmed that the game would let players fight as a Jedi in events between episodes III and IV of the film series. Revealed as part of its new subscription service, Origin Access premier, subscribers will have immediate access to 100 games from EA and other publishers. Mech suites, giant monsters, lovely open world and much more, the Anthem E3 2018 trailer packs it all in one 2 minute video. I don't know about you, but a Battlefield take on Battle Royale has me chomping at the bit!

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As long as you have a solid internet connection, the promise is that anyone will be able to easily stream an ever-expanding library of games. The game can be played in co-op with each player controlling a character each or in single player where we'll have the ability to switch between them as we traverse the levels. A trailer does it more justice (which we attached below for your viewing pleasure) but we got a look at Anthem's combat system.

As an added bonus, the game has been released today. While I don't want to say it's basically Destiny 2.5, comparing Anthem to Bungie's game just got easier.

The developer interview gave us some more cryptic clues about the world.

Battlefield 5 will be another big game featured during EA Play, whiel Respawn Entertainment have also teased that one of their new projects will be teased during the show.

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