Anthem News

The Developers Who Never Gave Up

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Stories of ongoing or aspiring success from studios big and small that had rough starts on games such as Fallout 76, No Man's Sky, and Anthem.

After a Rough Fiscal 2019, EA Executives Give Up Their Bonuses

After struggling with Anthem and Apex Legends, EA's top execs lose their bonuses.

BioWare Reveals Highly Anticipated Score-Based Cataclysm Event

The eight-week event brings some welcome loot changes as well.

Anthem is Noticeably Absent From EA Play's Stream Lineup [Update]

Looks like BioWare is getting out their news ahead of the big show.

Anthem Falls Off Microsoft's Most Played List, Losing to Games Like Borderlands 2 and Fallout 76

Anthem has gone dormant, and the player numbers reflect that.

BioWare Still "100% Committed to Anthem" After Key Devs Leave to Work on Dragon Age 4

Anthem remains a focus for BioWare, even as Dragon Age 4 development begins.

"[Crunch] Is Killing People. Something Has to Change"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Once again, gaming headlines are dominated by the industry's shabby treatment of its workers.

BioWare Delays Major April Updates for Anthem to Prioritize Overall Health of the Game

Cataclysm gets delayed so BioWare can focus on core issues.

"We Have a Saying: At Ubisoft You Always Have a Second Chance"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | What lesson should we take from the shooter-looter's dysfunctional creation, how does Ubisoft deal with failure, and why are used games suffering?

BioWare Admits Toxic Workplace Problems "Are Real" Following Damning Anthem Development Report

After days of silence, BioWare admits to problems at its studio to employees.

BioWare Only Added Flight to Anthem to Impress an EA Executive

Anthem nearly canned its best feature.

Anthem is February 2019's Best-Selling Game and BioWare's Second Best Launch Ever

The reception might have been rough, but the sales weren't.

Anthem's Latest Update Boosts Loot Drops in Higher Grandmaster Levels

BioWare continues to patch over Anthem's loot problem.

Anthem Reportedly Causing Serious PS4 Crashes, Sometime Resulting in Bricked Consoles [Update]

This issue seems to only be affecting PS4 and not Xbox One players.

Anthem's Latest Patch Turns Freeplay into an Empty Theme Park [Update]

A hotfix breaks more than it fixes.

Anthem Loot Inscription Overhaul Should Make Masterwork Grinding Better

Loot is a major problem in Anthem, but BioWare's starting to fix it.

Diablo 3 Designer Has Some Ideas on How to Fix Anthem

Dauntless developer Travis Day offers BioWare a few tips to improve Anthem's loot game.

Starting Screen | The Steady Decline of BioWare

Charting BioWare's decline from hits like Knights of the Old Republic to disappointments like Anthem.

Anthem Producer Confirms Hidden Change to Loot Drop Rate

Players surmised that the drop rate for loot in Anthem had changed, and they were right.

YouTuber's Pulled Anthem Review Puts EA's Content Partnership Under Scrutiny

This is what happens when the lines between original content and advertising blurs.

Anthem's 90-Day Roadmap Promises New Events, More Loot, and the Cataclysm

Anthem might have a rough first step, but BioWare has plans.

BioWare Lays Out Its Plan for Fixing Anthem's Most Pressing Problems, From Broken Quests to Stronghold Loot

Despite a rough start, BioWare wants to make Anthem the best it can be.

Anthem's "Day One" Patch is Actually Coming Today

The litany of improvements to Anthem are actually coming two days early.

It Looks Like Anthem Avoided an Early Microtransaction Controversy

Reports of Anthem's microtransactions were greatly exaggerated.

Anthem's Endgame Roadmap Appears to Tease Future Story Developments Among Other New Info

Here's what to do in Anthem once you complete the main story.

BioWare Reveals a List of Anthem Fixes Ahead of the Public Demo This Weekend

Hopefully there's no repeat of last week's Anthem VIP demo.

Anthem VIP Demo Inaccessible After Servers Immediately Hit Max Capacity [Update]

Update: EA says Anthem VIP demo issues are resolved on PS4 and PC. Xbox One still facing issues.

Anthem Added an Online Social Hub Because Fans Asked For It

BioWare flexes its live-service muscles.

Anthem Officially Goes Gold

Get ready for Anthem when it comes out in February.

Anthem Demo Now Available to Pre-Load on All Platforms

Get in early and avoid the 44GB PC download later.

Anthem Reveals New Characters and Villain in Big Story Trailer

The Game Awards gave us the best look at Anthem's lore yet.

Anthem Closed Alpha Begins Next Week, Here's How to Sign Up

Sign up to test Anthem today.

Anthem is Getting Slick Mass Effect Armor

Looking good.

Bioware Promises Mass Effect Isn't Dead: "The Future is Bright"

Xbox One X patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda goes live today.

BioWare: Video Game Subscription Services Will Diversify Triple-A Games

The Netflix model helps diversify games, says BioWare.

BioWare Sets a Date for VIP Anthem Demo

BioWare revealed when an exclusive demo for Anthem will be coming out.

Veteran BioWare Designer, Having Worked on Baldur's Gate and KOTOR, Leaves After 22 Years

Another prominent member of BioWare's old guard hits the road.

Anthem Graphics Analysis Shows the Frostbite Engine Being Taken to New Heights

Digital Foundry does a deep breakdown of Anthem's recent demo.

Anthem and Sekiro Lead Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2018 Nominees

These were the best playable games at E3 2018.

Anthem Color Choices Are "Just the Tip of the Iceberg" in Terms of Customization

You'll be able to make your Javelin look like more than just the four starting models.

Anthem's Open World is Completely Seamless

It's one big Bioware world for you to explore.

BioWare Says Anthem's Single-Player Hubs are First-Person Only for "Immersion"

Your Anthem story is always told from your viewpoint.

Anthem Will Not Have PvP at Launch According to BioWare

No battling your fellow Freelancers.

Anthem Pre-Order Bonuses Announced, Two Retail Editions With In-Game Bonuses

Here's what you'll get with your Anthem pre-order.

There Are No Romances in Anthem, Just Friendships

What is love? Anthem won't show me~

EA Play E3 2018 Press Conference Recap—Games, Trailers, and Announcements

From Anthem to Unravel 2, here's all the big reveals and trailers from E3 2018's EA Play Live.

Anthem Release Date Revealed at E3 2018, No Randomized Loot Boxes

Here's when Anthem is coming out.

New Anthem Trailer Finally Reveals the Story of BioWare's New World

Here's the newest E3 trailer for Anthem.

Here's Six Seconds of Anthem Before E3 2018 [Update: We Also Have a New Poster]

They can't show you the whole thing yet.

BioWare Testing New Storytelling Approach for Games Like Anthem, Dragon Age

You can play Anthem in multiplayer, or single-player.

EA "Conservative" About Anthem's Launch Forecast

The new IP is being treated as such when the game releases in Q4 2019.

EA: Star Wars Battlefront 2 a "Learning Opportunity" as Company Readies Respawn's Star Wars Game for 2020, New Battlefield in October 2018

Star Wars Battlefront 2 pushed 9 million sales. Players will be able to get their hands on a new Battlefield game in October.

Anthem Officially Pushed Back to 2019, EA Confirms

Just don't call it a delay, okay?

Washington State Senator Introduces Bill to Investigate if Video Game Loot Boxes are Gambling

"It is unacceptable to be targeting our children with predatory gambling masked in a game with dancing bunnies or something."

EA Stock Tumbles After Rumors of Anthem Delay

Anthem might be pushed back into 2019, and investors aren't pleased.

BioWare All-In on Anthem as Game Slips Into 2019

All of BioWare is focused on delivering Anthem, even as pressure and anxieties mount.

EA Motive's Action-Adventure Game is Targeting a Fiscal Year 2021 Release Date

EA Motive is still cooking something secret in Canada. It's just years away.

Ex-BioWare Developer Says Anthem is an Example of EA's Monetization Plans

"It's not a traditional-looking BioWare game, right?"

EA All But Announces the Visceral Star Wars Game Will Become a Games-as-Service Title

The narrative driven adventure game will become a "broader" experience.

If Mass Effect Comes Back, It Has to be 'Fresh and Exciting'

EA's VP talks the future of BioWare's Mass Effect franchise at Gamescom.

Mass Effect Andromeda Studio Merged with EA Motive

BioWare Montreal has been combined with EA's other Montreal studio.

BioWare General Manager Steps Down, Mass Effect Director Takes His Place

Anthem director Aaryn Flynn leaves BioWare as Casey Hudson returns.

The New Dragon Age is Too Distracting for BioWare to Consider Making Jade Empire 2

BioWare is gearing up for a new Dragon Age, at the expense of other potential ideas.

Bioware's Anthem is Like Star Wars, Don't Think Too Hard About The Science

Anthem finds another common thread with Bungie's Destiny.

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

Anthem is BioWare's new sci-fi IP.