BioWare is continuing to trickle down information on its upcoming online action-RPG Anthem by way of Executive Producer Mark Darrah, who took to Twitter to answer questions from the fans.
Interestingly, Darrah was asked whether there would be PvE content for groups larger than four players, and his response wasn’t completely negative, but simply a “not at launch.”
While we already knew that all players start with the Ranger Javelin suit, we learn that there isn’t a set order in which you unlock the others.
While health doesn’t regenerate automatically (not even out of combat), your shield does. In order to regenerate your health, you need drops.
In the endgame, different activities will be optimal to achieve different things, and at the end of each mission, the game will display stats to show you how well you did.
If you love sniping, we also learn that there will be guns with scopes. There will also be loadouts. In case you were wondering, changing your cosmetic equipment won’t change your hitbox regardless of shape.
More about Anthem came from the most recent Electronic Arts investor conference call, during which Chief Executive Officer talked briefly about the game, explaining that EA is pleased with the excitement building for the game, and information about opportunities to play before launch will be shared down the line. .
“We’re also pleased with the excitement building for Anthem, a new IP set to launch in February. Our EA Play demo sessions for Anthem were packed from beginning to end, and we’re continuing to see great interest and anticipation from fans wanting to learn more.
BioWare is building incredible depth and innovation in this new shared-world experience, and we look forward to sharing much more with our players in the month ahead, including pre-launch opportunity to jump into the game.”
If you want to learn more about Anthem, you can watch the latest cinematic trailer, some quite awesome gameplay, the reveal trailer from last year, and the first gameplay from 2017. You should also read our preview from EA Play.
The game will launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22nd, 2019. You can already pre-order your copy on Amazon.