Anthem - BioWare's take on Destiny


#1205

I think the SP hub would be more fun if you played as one of these when out of your suit…


#1206

I’m going to guess it’s a live-action short/commercial.


#1207

If anyone is looking for pre-order discounts, Newegg has codes for both versions @ 10% off.


#1208

Has to be. And that’s a pretty big name to have involved in your marketing campaign.


#1209

I think for every version except the Xbox online codes, it’s $10, which comes out to better than 10%. Strange they don’t seem to PC Legion of Dawn edition.

I don’t know what the source of this image is, but according to it, US players with Origin Access may actually be able to play on the evening of the 14th:


#1210

If you look in Origin, it says 2:30 PST/5:30EST


#1211

Yea, great news about Anthem is that Oats studios is making something for it.


#1212

Polygon released a huge feature on Bioware and Anthem:


#1213

That… seems… high.


#1214

It does. And I worry about what happens if they fall short.


#1215

One thing in my jonesing to play a bit more of this is just how beautiful it looked in 4k on the xBoneX.


#1216

#1217

A teaser for a teaser seems unnecessary.


#1218

Hmmm. Thought maybe this was going to be about Helena Tarsis, but it is being described as being “decades before” the game. That would have to be a whole lotta decades.


#1219

Only available from origin too, apparently.


#1220

Man, hype for this game seems to have evaporated in my online social circle after the launch of Apex. I had three friends planning on getting the game and I was considering joining them, but all of them have opted out now because they’re all playing Apex. I wonder if that anecdata is a crazy outlier or if there’s a wider impact? This just seems to make it a lot harder for Bioware to hit what I thought were already unrealistic sales targets.


#1221

It’s just another textbook example of EA cannibalizing itself, ala BF1 and Titanfall 2 releasing a week apart in 2016.

You’d think they’d learn.

And no, you aren’t imagining things. Apex hit 10 million users in 3 days. Fortnite took a week to hit that mark. And Apex hit 25 million in a week. In took Fortnite 3 weeks.


#1222

At least this time Respawn didn’t get hosed for the 3rd time.


#1223

Ha yeah, this time around it’s Bioware’s turn in the barrel. Well looks like I got charged for my copy last night so no turning back now!


#1224

It definitely seems like Apex stole the show. While they don’t scratch the same itch, they are still competing for scarce precious gaming time.

I’ve gone from “I’ll play on Access for a few hours and decide” to “I’ll play on Access for a few hours and pick it up on sale later”