Anthem is losing players – and developers

May 02 2019 2 min read

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About a week ago, we learned that the support for Anthem with new content had been delayed for an unspecified period of time. Indefinitely, so to say. And it seems that the game is inevitably heading towards its death with players paying much less attention and the devs moving on to other projects.

PCGamesN has recently mentioned that Anthem was rapidly losing any signs of popularity on Twitch in terms of viewership.  The numbers have declined drastically (right now the game has 159 viewers), and the player count is hitting new lows. According to a users’ poll on Reddit, more than half of those who played Anthem has already left the game for good. There aren’t any exact numbers in regards to the current online levels, but the players are complaining that the waiting times for matchmaking have increased hugely. There’re various reasons for this miserable state of Anthem, of course; the game lacks new content, the developers haven’t fixed the balance – instead, they made it even worse. Many of the weak points of the looting system haven’t been addressed, and for a loot-shooter like Anthem, this is a serious issue. Competition is strong, and EA has even managed to hurt its high-budget AAA-title by releasing incredibly popular Apex Legends.

Moreover, the lead development team is shifting towards new projects, more specifically – Dragon Age 4. It’s now the major focus for BioWare as Michael Gamble, Ben Irving, and Chad Robertson are working on the next entry in the RPG series, and you could imagine what that means for a less than three months old online game – Anthem is most likely dead.

Despite that, Michael Gamble has reached the community stating that the studio remains 100% committed to Anthem, although it is hard to believe looking at the evidence. Apparently, only the time will show if the leading producer is currently lying about the game.


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