Game Over voor Anthem

RDJ134 24 februari 2021 om 23:54 uur

Anthem van Bioware (toch niet de minste) had een onwijs goed titel moeten worden met verse ideeën en prachtige graphics. Alleen zoals je hier kan zien, zijn dingen anders verlopen dan de developers hoopte en was deze titel al game over voor dat deze op de markt verscheen. Iet wat ik al heel erg lang riep en mensen mij voor gek verklaarde, want dit werd de beste game ooit!!! Je kent vast en zeker wel van die types in je omgeving die de hype geloven. Any way, vandaag was het er op over er onder voor deze titel, en helaas is er besloten om de stekker er uit te trekken en kan je hier onder het volledige persbericht vinden.


In the spirit of transparency and closure we wanted to share that we've made the difficult decision to stop our new development work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT). We will, however, continue to keep the Anthem live service running as it exists today.

Since Anthem's launch, the team has been working hard to continually improve the game, releasing multiple updates that brought with them a variety of improvements and introduced new content to play. Towards the end of 2019 we expanded on that effort and started working on a more fundamental restructure of the game.

During the development we've provided updates revealing some of the team's work through blog posts and conversations with you on social media and it's been inspiring for us to see the positive reactions and feedback. I've been incredibly proud of the work the team has been doing, and excited to see and play each new build of the experience.

2020 was a year unlike any other however and while we continue to make progress against all our game projects at BioWare, working from home during the pandemic has had an impact on our productivity and not everything we had planned as a studio before COVID-19 can be accomplished without putting undue stress on our teams.

I know this will be disappointing to the community of Anthem players who have been excited to see the improvements we've been working on. It's also disappointing for the team who were doing brilliant work. And for me personally, Anthem is what brought me to BioWare, and the last two years have been some of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my career.

Game development is hard. Decisions like these are not easy. Moving forward, we need to laser focus our efforts as a studio and strengthen the next Dragon Age, and Mass Effect titles while continuing to provide quality updates to Star Wars: The Old Republic.

To the Anthem community, thank you for your passion and creativity. Your feedback and suggestions most certainly help shape the team's direction, and on a personal note, your kindness and encouragement were much needed last year.

Please stay safe and be kind to each other. Strong alone, stronger together.