Anthem Officially Pushed Back to 2019, EA Confirms

Anthem Officially Pushed Back to 2019, EA Confirms

Just don't call it a delay, okay?

EA has officially delayed Anthem into 2019, pushing Bioware's upcoming action-adventure game from its planned 2018 Fall release.

The move follows a report from Kotaku last week that suggested that EA would in fact delay Anthem into 2019. While unconfirmed at the time, that changed today when EA told the Wall Street Journal that it would indeed be pushing back Anthem. In its place, EA is planning to launch a new Battlefield title for Fall 2018.

However, EA's CFO Blake Jorgensen says "It's not a delay," which is kind of a weird thing to say when you delay a game. Instead he attributes Anthem's push back into 2019 to development falling behind schedule and warns that "People are trying to create a story."

Today, EA reports its Q3 earnings which are up despite the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 loot box controversy over the holidays.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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