Anthem (PC/XB1/PS4, EA/BioWare, Fall 2018) announced, full reveal at Microsoft conf

Arulan

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Andromeda was from the F-team. This is from Bioware's A-team.
That doesn't explain Dragon Age II, Mass Effect 3, or Dragon Age: Inquisition. Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't an exception. It continues the declining trend, only that in this case it also suffered in the production values and polish department, which perhaps made it more apparent to some.

I'll withhold my thoughts until the full reveal, but I expect very little from BioWare today. And for me personally, a Destiny-like game isn't very appealing.
 

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Lol and people thought this would be Scorpio exclusive just because the reveal is there
Well, the fact the Anthem section started with them talking about Scorpio and then leading onto New IP, might make people think it could be.
 
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Could be interesting. Looking forward to see more.

Also, I don't get why people bring up destiny. Nothing about that reveal reminded me of Destiny. A wall, a big alien monster, some sort of mech/armour.
It's as much Halo or Lost Planet as it is Destiny.


Also doubt it's MS exclusive. Everyone forgetting all those times Sony and Bungie showed and talked about Destiny as if it was Ps4 exclusive.?
People bring up Destiny because it's been called Bioware's answer to a destiny-esque game. And ya it's definitely not going to be exclusive.
 

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Well it's hard to do much worse than Destiny, so it's going to be interesting for sure.
I've always felt that Bungie had some pretty impressive world building skills. I mean just reading about the world of Halo or about the world of Destiny has always been a superior experience to me than than the actual story they decide to tell in these worlds.
 

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That looked great at times.
It also looked like a lot of other things, unfortunately.

Should be a real showcase for Scorpio tomorrow, that's for sure.
 
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That doesn't explain Dragon Age II, Mass Effect 3, or Dragon Age: Inquisition. Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't an exception. It continues the declining trend, only that in this case it also suffered in the production values and polish department, which perhaps made it more apparent to some.

I'll withhold my thoughts until the full reveal, but I expect very little from BioWare today. And for me personally, a Destiny-like game isn't very appealing.
Um, how can you possibly compare Me3 and Inq to Andromeda. Complain all you want about the writing, but on a technical level they are both completely solid games. And we've all been over the issue with DA2 a million times, Bioware did the best they could with the basically one year dev time EA gave them.

If Bioware is really that far gone with you hen why are you even paying attention to their output anymore?
 

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Team that barely got one game together and out and are trying to support have already developed another full AAA game for late 2018 to early 2019 release? Dylan aka Anthem was delayed to that window, if I remember right.
You don't, all we know is that it's launching after April 2018. And Bioware has many teams, not one.
 
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Has there been gameplay released or leaked somewhere? If not the people proclaiming "generic" and "boring" really need to get a grip. Talk about jumping the gun lol.

It was a teaser from the people who made the Mass Effect trilogy which looked graphically stunning. So far so good for me.
 

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Curious to see what genre this is.

Is it still an character based RPG like Dragon Age and Mass Effect?

Hoping so.
 

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We'll get that right after we get a new Legend of Dragoon game.

Anyways, despite my apathy with recent Bioware games I'll always look forward to their new projects.
So, never? :(

As for this new IP, I feel indifferent. Like others have mentioned, it has an uncanny resemblance to the Destiny series, which already makes it feel redundant.
 

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Proper Bioware (Anthem) = Edmonton.

Andromeda = Montreal.
Proper Bioware hasnt exactly been pumping out winners for a long time though.

Dragon Age Origons and Mass Effect 2 are kind of the last hurrah and since then things got real dicey.


I know I am not alone when I say Bioware has to win me over with this one. I dont have a lot of trust left in that studio these days.
 

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And the wait begins to find out what the hell Anthem actually is. Hopefully it will be worthwhile if we're going to see it unleashed at Microsoft's conference tomorrow.
 

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Proper Bioware hasnt exactly been pumping out winners for a long time though.

Dragon Age Origons and Mass Effect 2 are kind of the last hurrah and since then things got real dicey.


I know I am not alone when I say Bioware has to win me over with this one. I dont have a lot of trust left in that studio these days.
 

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so i remember how excited people where when andromeda was shown and how that panned out. im going to be really sceptic until i see it (like the real game)
 

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Hard to believe they developed this at some point:

Not sure if I've ever seen a company stray away so far from what made the famous in the first place. There might just be close to zero overlap between Bioware fans from 2000 and 2017.
 

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Really? Welp, there does my hype for Anthem. Hope this is not true.
Inquisition was developed at the main Edmonton office, so it's not a stretch really.

Right now Edmonton is working on Anthem and an unannounced title which is most likely DA4.
 

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I liked what I saw from that small tease.

Just a shame we have to wait another day t see what kind of game it actually is. Really hoping it's not a Destiny competitor. I'd rather it's something more like Mass Effect.
 
Proper Bioware (Anthem) = Edmonton.

Andromeda = Montreal.
Meaning they made it in about an hour and just forgot to put Bioware logo on it?



Main Bioware studio is in Edmonton. This is where all games were made prior to SWTOR which was developed and is supported by a second Bioware studio in Austin. Mass Effect Andromeda was developed in a new Bioware Montreal studio so yes, there's a clear evidence that MEA wasn't the main Edmonton team game.

Note however that I don't count this among the reasons of MEA failure. It doesn't matter where a game is developed, what matters is management and direction. With the same mistakes applied to Anthem it will inevitably turn out just as badly as MEA.
Team that barely got one game together and out and are trying to support have already developed another full AAA game for late 2018 to early 2019 release? Dylan aka Anthem was delayed to that window, if I remember right.
Gotcha thanks.
 

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Not looking forward to it yet, but I hope it does well so Dragon Age can hurry up. In a way I'm ok with DA taking a bit longer. Maybe it'll be better for it, and next gen instead of current. But that would mean we didn't get a full current gen only DA. After the last Mass Effect, I'm ok with that though (didn't play it, but from how it looked).

Edit: Please don't give Dragon Age next to Montreal. Darn you Anthem!!