As Anthem gears up for the future, one of its heads is headed off to new horizons. Chad Robertson, head of live service for BioWare and Anthem, is leaving the company.
Robertson worked at BioWare for 14 years, ending his tenure as one of the leads on Anthem's living world. In a brief Twitter thread, he says BioWare and Anthem are in good hands, and "you can expect great things ahead." He has intimated there is a next step for him in the games industry, but hasn't shared what that is quite yet.
This is the second major departure in recent memory from the Anthem team, with lead producer Ben Irving leaving the company this last August. Anthem is supposed to be working on its come-up right now; in a post penned by Robertson himself, the multiplayer looter shooter has pivoted to a seasonal release schedule in order to work on the game's longer-term future.
"As I've said previously, we want to be transparent with you that we know more work needs to be done to make Anthem better," Robertson wrote. "We also want to ensure we're backing up our words with a great game you can play."
While an upcoming seasonal update got a quick shoutout in the recent Electronic Arts financial call, the future still seems hazy for the mecha-inspired Anthem. While executives have expressed their long-term commitment to Anthem's future, two major departures aren't setting the most confident tone for the months and years ahead.