Bioware is pushing the release of Anthem, its upcoming open-world action RPG (and most ambitious looking title to-date), back until 2019. The developer is taking its time and with good reason after the disaster that was Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Now, with a new IP under its belt, the need to outperform its worst RPG title to date couldn’t be greater, and the delay signifies that pressure. “There’s a belief that if Anthem doesn’t live up to EA’s expectations, BioWare will look very different in the future,” wrote Jason Schreier from Kotaku.
While a concrete release date has yet to be given, Kotaku pointed out that a 2018 launch of the game wasn’t going to be feasible. Having said that, speculation is that Bioware may have to release the game by March 2019, simply because that’s when the end of publisher EA’s fiscal year.
For the unfamiliar among you, Anthem is an open-world action RPG that feature people who traverse the game’s post-apocalyptic open world in highly advanced and weaponised suits. The game’s existence first came to light back during Microsoft’s E3 2017 keynote, and by all accounts, it’s a very pretty looking game.