BioWare’s Casey Hudson Thanks Players and Developers Following Anthem’s Rocky Launch
Following the tumultuous release of Anthem, BioWare's General Manager Casey Hudson has taken the time to thank supportive players and developers.
Anthem was finally released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One by BioWare and EA on February 22, 2019. While many were looking forward to it, the game’s reception has been rocky to say the least. Anthem currently sits in the 60s across all platforms on Metacritic, with the general user score being even lower. One of the biggest problems people have with the game are the Tomb Trials that pop up several hours in, blocking players’ progress in the story until they complete several checklists of gameplay objectives.
While it’s obvious and disappointing that the game came out in such a lackluster state, BioWare does seem to be working on fixing various things and adding new content through patches. They’ve even laid out a 90 day roadmap for Anthem, which you can check out and judge for yourself.
Despite all the negativity that is being thrown around regarding Anthem, BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson still took the time recently to thank the “amazing people in the developer and player communities” that ” inspire [BioWare] to keep going.” Casey also calls game development “a harsh and emotional experience,” signifying that BioWare has taken notice of the general response to Anthem, but made it clear that he appreciates those who are staying levelheaded and supportive to the studio as they’ve released Anthem:
Game development can be a harsh and emotional experience at times, but the support of so many amazing people in the developer and player communities is a powerful antidote. You inspire us to keep going! And we will.
— Casey Hudson (@CaseyDHudson) February 27, 2019
With reports that Anthem is underperforming sales-wise, it will be very interesting to see where BioWare goes from here. The studio is currently working on Dragon Age 4, teasing the game with #TheDreadWolfRises at The Game Awards. DualShockers will definitely be sure to keep you updated about the future of Anthem, Dragon Age 4 and BioWare in general.
Anthem is currently available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you still want to get the game to support BioWare despite the rampant criticism, you can pick it up on Amazon. You can also expect DualShockers’ review of the game to go up before the end of this week.
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