Showing posts with label BioWare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BioWare. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

Mike Darrah, executive producer at BioWare, simply Tweets "Dragon Age" to tease a possible reveal soon.

Last year, General Manager Casey Hudson of developer BioWare hinted at dark fantasy role-playing series Dragon Age shortly before an awaited reveal of Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises at The Game Awards 2018.

Currently in development under that name, fans in general are calling the title Dragon Age 4 and executive producer Mike Darrah has taken social media to tease fans on some upcoming announcement shortly before TGA this year.

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BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

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For over a year, there was no update on how they are progressing and that lead many to wonder whether there is any issue. Although, developers didn't say anything about current state of work but they always dismissed any concerns.

Just as they did earlier this month on 5th anniversary of Dragon Age: Inquisition by posting a letter from in-game character Solas, a random tease like this just before yearend and ahead of a grand ceremony like TGA can lead to some new reveal.

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Mike Darrah has taken Twitter to type nothing but simply "Dragon Age" and that was enough to have everyone guessing.


RELATED: BioWare to Overhaul Anthem

It came shortly after BioWare revealed plans of working on a massive overhaul of their most-anticipated title Anthem. When they showed a trailer for "The Dread Wolf Rises" last year, the game was on an early stage of development.

A new trailer for Dragon Age 4 might be on its way to be shown at The Game Awards 2019, which is only two weeks away from now. Therefore, Darrah can very well have the pleasure of teasing eager fans a little in advance with his Tweets.

Friday, November 15, 2019

BioWare to Overhaul Anthem

BioWare is reportedly planning for an overhaul for Anthem to bring it back through a massive update.

Though many have speculated for online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts to be the biggest release of 2019, it has completely failed to live up to that expectation.

Despite major faction of player community abandoning the game, developers are reportedly working on a huge update in an attempt to revive the anticipated loot shooter, which would either be called "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next".

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BioWare to Overhaul Anthem

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It all started with BioWare trying to publish an unfinished game that they had no clear vision for and then people who bought the game at full price starts seeing a series of problem it has in terms of content as well as many balance issues.

Morale among their development team had been at all time low and lead producer Ben Irving chooses to leave company three months ago. Following his departure, head of live service and community, Chad Robertson quickly took over.

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Moving ahead, he promised more transparency of work to fans but eventually, Robertson left his position earlier this month. Although he claimed that Anthem is currently in good hands, it is yet not clear who is leading the project right now.

At this point, many sources even started speculating whether the game is dead but recent report suggest that BioWare and EA has not given up support yet as they are planning to introduce a massive overhaul to save it.

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BioWare is preparing a total revamp in a last ditch effort to revive Anthem and are early stage of planning. Whether these updates would be launched one by one or roll out an entirely new game as "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next" is not clear yet.

They can either release periodical series of patches like No Man's Sky or follow model of Destiny: The Taken King. This probably is why they have abandoned a planned roadmap of post-launch content to offer an improved experience.

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Since their continued support has been lackluster so far, one can only wonder how BioWare is doing on their latest plan. If they ended up releasing a brand-new product, then original players should be allowed to chime in for free.

Since most recent updates did very little to excite their deprived fan-base and Cataclysm mode has performed poorly, developers are to streamline mission structure and loot system of this multiplayer shooter title to address known issues.

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Redemption stories in video game are very rare but sometime there are great comeback stories like No Man's Sky with their regular updates or like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which saw a complete makeover from scratch.

Then there are examples like online action RPG title Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks that does little to nothing to fix their broken game and then try to charge their existing players for private servers that many were requesting for long.

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Lately, EA has recruited help from other development teams to help core dev team to make progress. Players are still hoping to see the game light up as originally promised and BioWare is working really hard not to disappoint fans again.

Electronic Arts have even added Anthem to their EA Access catalog of title back in September, only seven months within release. Although, we don't have an official confirmation yet, a complete rework of gameplay systems is likely to come soon.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Play Anthem With Origin Access

After seven months of drag following launch, Anthem has finally joined EA Access monthly subscription service.

Though debuted as one of most anticipated video games of 2019, online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts has been a train-wreck ever since it was released.

After a couple of failed attempts to revive its player base with content and patches, EA has finally made the game available for their subscription-based service EA Access and Origin Access on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Play Anthem With Origin Access

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Regular subscribers will be able to play Standard Edition of the game and Premier tier members of Origin Access for PC platform can get their hands on Legion of Dawn edition, which has bunch of more cool staffs for each Javelin classes.

Earlier, Origin Access members were only able to get "Play First" trial comprised of a 10-hour preview of main game. Instead of paying $14.99 for Premier subscription, players can now have the game on regular Access for $4.99 only.

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BioWare's latest open-world action RPG was updated with endgame activity Cataclysm back in August and received another patch on September 4, yet it could never lived up to its hype or even deliver a decent experience for many who supported it.

At one point there was a rumor that Anthem is likely to go free-to-play anytime and now joining EA Access vault has made it pretty much that. They simply do not have enough content to do that like Bungie did with Destiny 2: New Light.

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Origin Access Games for September 2019

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September 19 will see FIFA 20 to arrive for all three major platforms on "Play First" and full game on Premier. EA Access to add Out of the Park Baseball 20, The Escapists 2, Ultimate Chicken Horse, Vambrace: Cold Soul and Yooka-Laylee today.

After lead producer Ben Irving leaving recently, the future of Anthem seems uncertain but Electronic Arts pledges to continue their support through post-launch content, which still is a critical and commercial disappointment to them.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Anthem Out Now

Online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from BioWare and Electronic Arts is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

It's time to suit up and hop into your Javelins as long-anticipated online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts has just released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The game takes you to a sci-fi fantasy inspired world filled with technological artifacts where humanity struggled for survival before they were approached by a godlike race of The Shapers, who eventually left them behind for unknown reasons.

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Anthem Out Now

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Players assume the role of a Freelancer in a beautifully dangerous and unknown open world wearing their advanced exosuits for taking out adventurous jobs every now and then or even fighting terrible creatures out there when confronted.

Depending on your gameplay style there are four different Javelin types; Colossus, Interceptor, Ranger and Storm. You will unlock your own as you play and level up, which are all available for cosmetic customization according to your mood or style.

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Choose Your Javelins

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As Freelancers, these Javelin-piloting mercenaries completely rely upon these advanced armors for both combat and transportation. Whether you are flying up, up and away or going deep down the murky corners of the planet, you need them.

Aside from picking up the right machine of war, don't forget about gear and weapons loadout when you visit Fort Tarsis or Launch Bay. Whether you adjust attack combos or minimize cool-down time, those gears level ranges from Common to Legendary.

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Armored War Machines

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Powered by the Anthem of Creation, this enigmatic world holds many secrets and surprises enveloped in mythos. The addictive experience of adventure it offers through co-operative multiplayer mode is probably the heart of the title.

Before you start your Freelancer career and fly out there, be sure to check out the official launch trailer for the game.




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The game surely turned heads with so many incredible features and created the right amount of hype but got into the skepticism of many with their disastrous demo launch, overly complex release schedule and overpriced cosmetic loot boxes in general.

Overall, Anthem could live up to be its own title with true potential given some time and even have a great fan-following like Destiny franchise. BioWare currently has plans of releasing post-launch content and updates to support the game for long.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Anthem Launch Trailer

Developer BioWare released an official launch trailer for Anthem to showcase the powers of Javelins.

Upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts is only weeks away from arriving on February 22, 2019 for players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform.

A VIP Demo followed by an Open Demo was run prior the release and despite the server issues, the third-person shooter came out to be everyone's favorite. We have an exciting new detail on the game and a new trailer to show off.

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Anthem Launch Trailer

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Watch the official launch trailer for Anthem, summing up almost everything they have shown to us so far in one video.




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By now, everyone knows too well that how much visually stunning Anthem will be and the launch trailer showcases a little more than that. All four kinds of Javelins for your Freelancer characters are highlighted once again in a better way.

Developers have planned to introduce new content in foreseeable future while willing to expand the plot beyond their main campaign. Those who own access to Origin Access Premier can jump into action from February 15.

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Also, Head of BioWare Live Service, Chad Robertson confirmed of a new feature when asked by a fan on Twitter.



RELATED: Anthem Gameplay Details

With the newest generation of gaming consoles are about to be introduced and then soon launched into the market, it would be a great aspect for the online multiplayer title to let players carry over saves to PlayStation 5 or next-gen Xbox consoles.

One may think that BioWare and Electronic Arts dropped the trailer too early but they are going full throttle with Anthem marketing campaign to redeem the credibility of the publisher in market and make up to their VIP Demo disaster earlier.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Anthem Open Demo Live Now

Suit up into your Javelins for free to embark on expeditions as Anthem Open Demo is live now and will be for the weekend.

Have you been looking forward to check out gameplay of upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem before release? Worry not, because developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts has got you covered on this one.

Only few weeks ahead of release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 22, the Open Demo experience offers players to jump into a javelin for a test drive from February 1-3 to have an idea of beauty and chaos that will surround them.

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Anthem Open Demo Live Now

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Today, the demo goes live at 9 AM PT on February 1 and will continue till 6 PM PT of February 3. Hop in as one of the Freelancers and enjoy your ride into the third-person shooter RPG that is supposed to overthrow the success of Destiny series.

You will start your journey from Fort Tarsis, the walled city that is basically a central part of the game. It's a space protected from dangerous forces of outside world, where players can come to visit the Forge and customize their javelin with items they picked during missions.

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Aside from running around in your suits within Fort Tarsis, you can also visit additional included locations like the Arcanist Lab, Bar and Enclave to interact with other characters of Anthem. Many of them are around to chat with you but their in-game contracts are not available yet.

You are starting as a pilot at level 10, who is more than ready to take off for action with a fully prepared javelin. A second javelin can be unlocked in Open Demo by the time you reach level 12 and it is currently capped at level 15.

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Embark on Expeditions

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The game has introduced four different Javelin types earlier; Colossus, Interceptor, Ranger and Storm so far. Colossus might be a bit sloth but is well-equipped to carry heavy armory and near-unstoppable for its toughest armor shield.

The lightning-fast speed of Interceptor good to evade enemy attacks while Storm has potential it its force field and elemental attacks. Even though Ranger is considered as a support Javelin, it has the explosive firepower assortment of grenade, lasers and rocket.

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Of course, you can come across dangerous wildlife during your exploration of the world around you and do not take these threats lightly just because you are wearing an exosuit. With a full squad of Freelancers, you get to complete Strongholds, high-level dungeons the demo offers to you.

Going out in the world, you might actually discover new secrets of the game while completing missions. One of them is a three-part expedition to find a relic with mysterious powers, tasked by an order of researcher-monks known as Arcanist Matthias.

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Encounter Unfriendly Wildlife

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Given that the Open Demo is live for a relatively short period, BioWare adjusted earn rates for Coins, Items and XP to give players a possible full Anthem experience. Initially, you will have some Coins to purchase some cosmetics to equip yourself.

Even if you have missed out of VIP demo, which was reserved only for those who pre-ordered the game or subscribed for either of EA Access and Origin Access, this is your final free chance to take part before launch over this weekend.

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So, download the client on your preferred platform before signing into your EA or Origin account as you pack your Javelins to fly or swim as you progress through every challenge thrown out at you to get a better understanding of the gameplay and story that makes it great.

This Open Demo is a great chance to enter the world of Anthem and have a full experience even if it lasts briefly. Don't miss out the chance to explore and enjoy the ride before BioWare and EA releases the full game on February 22!

Friday, January 18, 2019

EA Cancelled BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic Sequel

BioWare has repeatedly tried to revive Knights of the Old Republic series and failed to do so because of EA.

Based on the mythos of Star Wars fantasy universe, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was a joint effort of making a role-playing game by developer BioWare and publisher Lucas Arts back in 2003 that many fans cherishes till date.

This critically acclaimed title received a sequel next year from Obsidian Entertainment and multiple attempts from the original developer to bring a third game was unsuccessful because apparently, Electronic Arts will not allow that to happen anytime soon.

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EA Cancelled BioWare KOTOR Sequel

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Of course, KOTOR didn't have high quality graphics like any of the modern day titles nor had exquisite multiplayer features, the RPG offered people to make plot decisions. Most importantly, it was free from the corporate greed that players know as micro-transactions.

The game took place 4,000 years before the formation of Galactic Empire where you, as a Jedi would venture through galaxy to defeat an assembled Sith army of Darth Malak while also choosing an alignment with light or dark side of the Force.

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Both of these titles were not part of Star Wars canon anymore when Disney took over the franchise but later, Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels animated series made the lore relevant again by making reference of events taking place during KOTOR.

BioWare later released an MMORPG titled Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2011 to continue the series and fans have heard about a lot of rumor from 2017 of rebooting the series but all of them were eventually shot down with no hopes for revival.

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In response to a fan hoping for a reboot or sequel, renowned video game journalist Jason Schreier revealed the true scenario in a Tweet.



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Although EA has exclusive rights to publish Star Wars games after they made a deal with Disney, all they did for the last few years is cancelled more games than they released. In their latest venture, they managed to heavily enrage the fans with Star Wars Battlefront II loot box controversy.

When they recently cancelled an open-world game code-named "Ragtag" being developed under Visceral Games, Rogue One co-writer Gary Whitta simply states that Disney should pull the plug on their Star Wars license deal with EA and be done with it.

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According to Schreier, EA has shot down multiple attempts from the developers of Knights of the Old Republic to revive the series aside from canning several other Star Wars projects from some of their acquired studios to rush other games.

With their current development philosophy and games-as-service approach, EA is burning cash and shoving beloved game franchises to drain for no good reason. Seeing their recent behavior, we have good reasons to believe that they have been corrupted by the Dark Side.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Anthem Game Awards 2018 Trailer

Brand-new footage from BioWare's online multiplayer game Anthem is released at Game Awards 2018.

Developer BioWare is returning to race of great game making and helming an ambitious project that is the first new IP for publisher Electronic Arts in a decade. We are talking about upcoming third-person shooter Anthem, which is due to February 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The studio already revealed major gameplay details during E3 2018 and a trailer alongside their stand with cross-play. Recently, they made a show at The Game Awards 2018 by releasing another spectacular video of their anticipated title.

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Anthem Game Awards 2018 Trailer

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The newest official trailer of the game explores further into the story and it offers an extended look into the futuristic world.




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The video opens up once again on how Freelancers are fighting for generations to keep a remaining part of humanity from the hostility of a world that hides a lot more than it reveals. The Shaper gods that created the world has abandoned the planet long ago.

A mysterious force that is known as the Anthem of Creation which surrounds everything and impacts the life of everyone is the main focus of all. Moreover, there is a big-bad guy who seeks that absolute power for him to wield and has some sinister plan in mind for sure.

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Even though BioWare is renowned for their work on the Dragon Age series and Star Wars: The Old Republic, they failed to live up to expectation with Mass Effect: Andromeda; the last entry in Mass Effect series. However, the game looks promising enough to live up to their name and create its own legacy.

The closed alpha will be available later this weekend and the world of Anthem will open up for select players who sign up on the EA community website. Though the alpha program will be limited to some extent, it will be stress testing the servers while tweaking the matchmaking.