Bioware’s Anthem remains to be one of the most controversial games of 2019. The developer has since promised a complete overhaul of the troubled MMO, but a year later, fans have yet to see the changes.
A lot of hype surrounded Bioware’s Anthem before it launched, but when the game finally hit shelves, players were gravely disappointed. Aside from being plagued with bugs and glitches, many players commented that the game was entirely incomplete. From a lack of final touches to minimal content, players were outraged at the AAA title that they paid for.
The good news is that the developers are still working on the rework, and they already have solid plans for it.
Bioware speaks out
Bioware Austin Studio Director Christian Dailey recently reached out to players of the game in a blog post. With regards to the progress on the game, Dailey notes that they are in the incubation stage. This means that the team is going back to the areas of the game where they fell short and to check out all of the features that fans loved about Anthem.
He adds, “we are a small team – about 30-ish, earning our way forward as we set out to hit our first major milestone goals. Spoiler – this is going to be a longer process. And yes, the team is small but the whole point of this is to take our time and go back to the drawing board. And a small team gives us the agility a larger one can’t afford.”
By going with a smaller team, Bioware believes that the development on the changes will be more focused. While the progress will be relatively slower, Bioware will be capable of working out everything that went wrong with the game so that they can shell out a fully polished product.
What lies ahead
Moving forward, Dailey notes that they will begin communicating with the community more. This allows them to understand what exactly fans want from the game. In fact, Dailey already notes that he has been stalking the community in various social media outlets to further understand its needs.
As the weeks go by, players should expect updates from the team. These include concept art of possible changes, streams, and many more.
Anthem has a lot of potential, but at its current state, it will be hard for Bioware to keep its players in tow. Now that their plans for the game are out, players might feel more confident about the game’s future.
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