BioWare’s Anthem Delayed Until 2019

Anthem, BioWare’s action rpg which was announced at E3 2017, will not come out until 2019. According to a report from Kotaku, representing a delay past the launch window originally said to be the last quarter of this year.

Kotaku says that the majority of BioWare is now working on Anthem in the lead up to its launch, with smaller teams continuing on the new Dragon Age game. Speaking of Dragon Age, even though the new game has not been formally announced it has been teased heavily in the past year. You can probably expect an official announcement with a name at this years E3.

“There’s a belief that if Anthem doesn’t live up to EA’s expectations, BioWare will look very different in the future,”

The site also notes the complexity of the launch, as BioWare needs to take into consideration for the release of the game itself, an earlier release through EA Access, a beta test, and post-launch updates.

BioWare are, unsurprisingly, 100% focused on Anthem at the moment, note they have not stopped work on other projects entirely. It still supports the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, although the Kotaku report notes that plans for the title are “still up in the air”.

There is apparently some sense that a poor performance by Anthem could result in significant changes at the company as a whole.

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