EA Gives the First Look at BioWare's Ambitious New IP, Anthem

EA Gives the First Look at BioWare's Ambitious New IP, Anthem

Anthem is BioWare's new sci-fi IP.

EA took the stage to talk up the future, and there's no better highlight for the future than a new IP. EA's Patrick Soderland decided then, it was time to debut BioWare's new, very sci-fi IP Anthem.

After years of rumors, EA finally reveals BioWare's unnamed project which looks to be a new venture for the RPG makers at BioWare. Developed by the original Mass Effect team at BioWare Edmonton, Anthem could be what BioWare needs to kickstart a new franchise.

Anthem's teaser was very brief but vistas of alien landscapes, futuristic battle armor, and a grim voiceover fleshing out the world's story about walls and armor were all on stage today. No word yet however on the game's full story or gameplay. No word either on the online component which looks to play a substantial part in Anthem's design.

BioWare has been working on Anthem for some time, named Project Dylan after the musician, Bob Dylan, who the team wished the game would take after in terms of building a legacy. BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn even posted a photo of the musician on Twitter before the reveal.

Anthem is described as a departure from typical BioWare RPGs in that it's more of an action-adventure game tied to a robust new online system that will help create a "shared-world" experience. Much like Bungie's Destiny.

Anthem was delayed to fiscal year 2019, though EA is quick to note that this is due to needed refinements of the game's online systems rather than any issues with the game's quality.

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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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