Game developer BioWare has teased fans of the upcoming updates for its popular game Anthem. The company’s new game is slated to be released soon. With this, a company official has released studio updates which include, among others, the Mass Effect: Andromeda.
BioWare to release Anthem in 2019?
According to BioWare general manager Casey Hudson, the developer was not able to bring new DLC for Andromeda.
“As you know, we were not able to deliver story DLC for Andromeda—this was as frustrating for us as it was for players, and it was something we knew we had to solve in future games,” Hudson said in a blog post.
He added that when BioWare released the Mass Effect: Andromeda, there was a strong call from players for a story DLC that involves the fate of quarians. Hudson did not further issue some specifics but he admits that it impacted how the company worked on Anthem.
Anthem is actually an open-world action game. The upcoming game is slated to be released this year. It can be recalled that last January, EA had announced that Anthem’s release date would be in early 2019.
“That experience ultimately became a defining moment in refocusing BioWare’s mission. We need to delight players with new experiences and innovation, but we must stay focused on the importance of the world, character, and storytelling elements that players expect from our games,” Hudson explained.
“And our games must be designed to continue delivering new stories and experiences, in an ongoing relationship with players in the worlds we’re evolving together,” he added.
With this, Hudson said that they are working speedily on the development of Anthem. He wants the players to enjoy playing the game in a fresh world story and characters.
“It will be unlike anything you’ve played, but if we do it right, it will feel very distinctly BioWare,” Hudson stressed, who worked as a director on the original Mass Effect trilogy including the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
In case you don’t know, Hudson left BioWare shortly and returned in 2017 following the company’s upheaval.