BioWare is trying a "substantial reinvention" of Anthem

By Kirsten Howard. Posted

BioWare has confirmed rumours that it's working on a "substantial reinvention" of its beleaguered multiplayer action title, Anthem.

Studio boss Casey Hudson revealed the news in a new blog post this week, saying that although new Anthem events would go ahead as planned, they are concurrently trying to overhaul the game, which has been on a decidedly rocky path since it was released last February. Indeed, at several points over the last year, many people wondered if BioWare would just ditch Anthem completely.

Though it appears it's not ready to give up on Anthem just yet, BioWare still hasn't given a timescale for the huge changes that are now officially afoot.

"Over the coming months we will be focusing on a longer-term redesign of the experience, specifically working to reinvent the core gameplay loop with clear goals, motivating challenges and progression with meaningful rewards – while preserving the fun of flying and fighting in a vast science-fantasy setting," Hudson wrote. "And to do that properly we’ll be doing something we’d like to have done more of the first time around – giving a focused team the time to test and iterate, focusing on gameplay first."

He later added "Creating new worlds is central to our studio mission, but it’s not easy. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we miss. What keeps us going is the support from players like you. Your feedback gives us guidance on how we can improve, and your passion inspires us with the courage to create. I look forward to working together with your involvement and feedback towards the best possible future for Anthem."