After EA completely misses the mark on Mass Effect: Andromeda, many began to speculate that Anthem would be a do or die game for the team. In other words, fans and players in general were concerned that if BioWare was searching Anthem as he did Mass Effect: Andromeda, EA – who is known to have closed one or two developers in his day – would turn off the light at the studio.
Fast forward to last week and Anthem published, and its rocky launch recalls the beginning of Andromeda. Depending on the platform, Anthem The metacritical score is between 60 and 65 years old, and scores obtained by users are even worse. Meanwhile, sales for the game are seemingly disappointing, and much of the story surrounding the multiplayer title since its launch has focused on its bugs, critical issues and lack of content. It was not a good start for what was once one of the most anticipated games of 2019.
And as you might expect, BioWare once again finding itself in a precarious situation, the debate on worsening the EA environment has only increased.
However, while EA has been known to have ruthlessly shut down studios, it does not seem to be what is happening for BioWare.
BioWare's producer, Michael Gamble, worked to dispel concerns that EA was ready to launch the hammer. In fact, Gamble noted that BioWare had great support and that there may be more players taking advantage Anthem that you can think.
Do not worry about us. We have a lot of work to do, but you are not the only one to love the hymns.
– Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) February 24, 2019
Many people are playing at Anthem and we have announced our live service plans. Do not worry about that, we have excellent support.
– Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) February 25, 2019
There have been a lot of BioWare fans on Twitter, forums and other places speculating on the future of the studio, and for them, Gamble's tweets will surely be very welcome news.
And from there, EA will give BioWare the time it needs to support the game after it's launched and, hopefully, reverse the general consensus on game quality, as many live-service games have already done. .
Anthem is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more coverage on the game, click here. If you want to read our thoughts on the game, check out our official review.
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