Forecasting – Anthem

Less interesting in the game as I am around the aura of the game.

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Love the lens focus trick to make them look like miniatures

 

Recall that Anthem is launching on Feb 22, 2019.  Also note that while we know there are 4 classes, no one really knows what any of them do.  There are 4 people per server… which is more like Diablo 3 I guess, than Destiny?  No one has seen anything other than the demo level.  There’s been no news since PAX, over a month ago.

Oh, there’s some info on how to pre-order, and that the demo launched on Feb 1, and that early access is 1 week before launch.

I do recall when Anthem was being presented as the bee’s knees.  Not so much a Destiny killer (Destiny did that all on it’s own), but certainly as a competitor in the same vein as say, The Division.

In this age of early access, with media leaks all over the place… it’s easy to have an idea of how a multiplayer game is looking many months ahead of time.  It’s a bit surreal to have no real idea of what’s going on in this game at this point.  I can speculate until my head explodes, but why bother?

While I’m sure the developers are doing all they can to make a great game, we are talking about EA.  The company who makes mint off pre-orders.  Maybe they are waiting until the November rush?

As I mentioned a whole while back, I am just getting some popcorn and watching this story unfold.

2 thoughts on “Forecasting – Anthem

  1. I rather like that there’s no information. I’m a little tired of having everything data-mined and spoiled months before the actual release.

    Maybe it’s a bad sign, but I think that if a good game pulls off the “no-information” trick, it will get a ton of word-of-mouth. I think the demo and early access are enough to allow one to make a good decision.

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    • Certainly agree with the basis of that statement. I can’t really think of any AAA (or similar) game that’s launched in the past 5 years that didn’t spam us to death on bits and pieces many months in advance.

      Especially from EA.

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