ANTHEM Was Reportedly BioWare's Own Idea As "EA Actually Gives Its Studios A Lot Of Autonomy"

ANTHEM Was Reportedly BioWare's Own Idea As "EA Actually Gives Its Studios A Lot Of Autonomy"

According to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, you shouldn't blame only Electronic Arts for the current (quite sad) state of Anthem, as it was reportedly BioWare's idea to make this particular looter shooter...

There's no denying that Anthem is not what the majority of BioWare fans had expected when the online looter shooter was officially announced at EA PLAY 2017. While BioWare is best-known for their beautiful, rich worlds populated with colorful characters that actually have something to say and do, Anthem may feel like a shallow, rushed, and sadly repetitive project that doesn't live to its premise.

According to Kotaku's Jason Schreier, you should stop putting the blame only on EA for the game's current state, as the controversial publisher is reportedly giving "its studios a lot of autonomy."

In Schreier’s opinion, those who say that it was EA who forced BioWare to make this clone of Destiny are wrong. The writer revealed on Twitter that "EA isn't interested in putting big money into video games unless they can have a revenue tail," so the basic of idea of Anthem had to be good enough to persuade the executives to not only budget the title, but also make it their biggest release of the year.

While it's impossible to say if Schreier’s words hold true, the fact that many players are seriously concerned about BioWare's future after Anthem's apparent underperformance should tell you all you need to know about EA's approach to their in-house studios that don’t "deliver;" just ask Pandemic Studios, Black Box Games, Maxis, Bullfrog Productions, Westwood Studios, or Visceral Games.




In a world left unfinished by the gods, a shadowy faction threatens all of humankind. The only thing that stands between these villains and the ancient technology they covet are the Freelancers. Join up to three other players and assemble high-tech, hand-crafted, uniquely powerful exosuits. Explore vast ruins, battle deadly enemies, and claim otherworldly artifacts. With every mission, you and your Javelin exosuits grow in power. Fight the dangers of an ever-changing world. Rise united to defeat evil. Triumph as one.

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