Showing posts with label BioWare. Show all posts
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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.



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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 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.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

Developer BioWare hinted at possible announcement of an upcoming sequel of their fantasy RPG franchise Dragon Age.

While talking about their upcoming project Anthem, developers BioWare has revealed that they are also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff and thus, straight out hinted at an upcoming announcement of something big at The Game Awards 2018.

General Manager Casey Hudson of the studio mentioned their work as "secret" in a Blog Post and given the upcoming event is a place for many companies to reveal their upcoming release, a new installment from the popular fantasy RPG franchise would not be a shocker.

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BioWare Teased Dragon Age Announcement

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We thought we would straight up quote Casey Hudson on what he just wrote in his Blog for your own convenience.

If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff.  Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy.  Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)

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Players clearly have their fond memories with the first game, Dragon Age: Origins for countless hours and now that executive producer of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mark Darrah is involved, we can hope for a fourth installment currently in development.

Inquisition was also the last game that came out in 2014 and followed up by downloadable contents till 2015. The studio also disclosed adding Alexis Kennedy of Failbetter Games as a guest writer for the next project of the series to expand a bit of lore.

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We just hope and pray that this announcement doesn't end up being some major disaster like the reveal event of Diablo Immortal, because people didn't expect a mobile-only new game that was so hyped up from the past few months of the big reveal.

Hopefully, BioWare won't make a stupid move like that and whatever they are cooking up and ready to announce soon will be a new release for PC and other major consoles, so that the franchise can return to its glory days once again.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Anthem Won't Have Cross-Play or DLC at Launch

Though BioWare's Anthem is an intriguing project, it has no plans for cross-platform play or post-launch DLC content just yet!

With game-playing experience for players evolving every passing hour, cross-play is already the next big-thing for gaming industry and while everyone else is embracing this trend, Sony decides to be the grumpy uncle in all of this. Microsoft Studios and Nintendo have lately teamed up for sandbox video game Minecraft in a commercial, which made Sony look even bad. Looks like developer BioWare is also planning to lag behind with their upcoming action role-playing game Anthem.

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Anthem Won't Have Cross-Play or DLC at Launch

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Being an online multiplayer game, Anthem sure has the potential to be enjoyed over cross-platform play. What we saw by far at E3 2018 press conference, huge scope for exploring the story and rich gameplay will only be increased if players are allowed to play together over PC and consoles concurrently. However, despite everyone hoping for the game to be a milestone example of how much fun cross-play can be, BioWare is apparently opting out of that idea for now if not permanently.

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Executive producer Mark Darrah of the developer studio has been answering a lot of questions from fans on Twitter and one such topic was about cross-play. When asked, he simply stated that currently they have no plans for that during the release but that doesn't mean they would never do that in any point. So, we can probably keep our hope alive just on the basis of that comment. Belonging to PC, who has many friends over consoles have to sit this one down for now and the time being.



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Playing in squads are always fun and the way BioWare has build a vast world for their action RPG could become a huge hit if they would've embraced the movement but this push-back might not be appreciated by the players. Then in another Tweet, someone asked for their plans regarding any post-launch DLC content and that particular response wasn't very cheering either. It appears that the developers are treating the project on "games-as-service" model but that can change as well.



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If they could only considered this idea of playing over all platforms together, it could become a huge selling point for the game for sure. BioWare's online multiplayer game Anthem is currently marked for a February 22, 2019 release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No matter how anticipating the game is, the news of it being devoid of cross-play or any post-launch DLC sounds like a nightmare that would diminish the fun in overall.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Anthem Gameplay Details

After long period of waiting, Bioware and Electronic Arts finally released more than a trailer and offered details on gameplay of Anthem.

Long after the first unveiling of the game, developer Bioware and publisher Electronic Arts finally released an official trailer for their open-world action role-playing game Anthem. The game is a main talking topic at E3 2018 press conference as it is coming from the same developers who previously worked on games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age. To satisfy many eagerly waiting fans, some gameplay details and plot elements of the title were revealed as well.

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Anthem Gameplay Details

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Below is a clip that elaborates on the combat gameplay features you are going to experience in Anthem game.




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The exciting gameplay footage offers the closer look players have been waiting for all along, following the new cinematic trailer. We already know that it sets up in a dystopian future where society has fallen because "God" has left them but humanity has found shelter. Freelancers among humans are trying to save their peers from a rival group called the Dominion. They are after a force known as "Anthem of Creation" to destroy whatever remains of civilization.

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The game allows you to take part with three of your teammates to go and fight against Dominion. Freelancers wearing Javelin exosuits have four different types; Colossus, Interceptor, Ranger and Storm. Just as their name suggests, Colossus is good with hitting hard, Interceptor is lightning-fast, Ranger is versatile in features and Storm is a destructive force. Despite each of these suits have distinct nature; all of them are loaded with enough firepower to take down major obstacles.

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Four Javelin Exo-Suit Models

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You and three of your teammates can pick the one that suits your own style of approaching a mission or just go with the wind. These Javelins are up for some major customization, whether that is gear or guns. As you make sweet progress along the way, every kit and weapon will be unlocked, which means you don't have to buy loot boxes for advancement. There will be micro-transaction but the contents are strictly just some cosmetic items and skins. No pay-to-win mechanism there.

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As a multiplayer action role-playing game, it will share a world with whole community of players. It could be night time or day, a stormy weather or clear sky, everyone playing online will experience that simultaneously. The world around you will never be the same and always be on constant change. Bioware has plans of providing post-launch content to expand the story further and maybe arranging time-limited events for everyone to join in to have some good time together.

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Massive Living World

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Anthem release date is currently set for February 22, 2019 when it will see release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game seems to be a fun-ride, which will deliver a unique gameplaying experience mostly when played in teams, because the developers made it to play as group. That way, it is more rewarding for gamers but that doesn't mean you can't ditch a squad and join solo. Although many people are already trying to draw its resemblance with Destiny, it sure is different in many aspects and that will be settled once it comes out.

Anthem E3 Trailer

BioWare and EA finally showcased its shared world action-RPG of Anthem during EA Play, coming in February 2019.

After Mass Effect: Andromeda saw an unexpected sales drop in 2017; developer Bioware and publisher Electronic Arts effectively killed the Mass Effect series. All of their efforts are then invested into the Anthem game project, which also happens to be one of the top 10 most anticipated video games of 2018. We've been promised to get some glimpse at the game in development for some time after it was teased back at E3 2014 but had no luck so far until now.

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Anthem E3 Trailer

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In its E3 2018 reveal, open-world action role-playing game Anthem unveils a brand-new cinematic trailer that will give the fans enough reasons to wait some more till it releases.




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This expansive trailer offers a much better look and understanding of Anthem game, which is set in a futuristic dystopia. Civilization is ruined long ago but humanity still managed to save itself by surrounding some sort of wall around. Bio-mechanical extra-terrestrial creatures are rampaging everywhere and a small band of human survivors forming a fraction known as Freelancers wearing Javelin exosuit fights back in groups against those hostiles a savage environment.

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Judging by its action-based gameplay, it is safe to assume that Bioware is finally stepping out of their comfort zone to create something extraordinary. Some are even saying that Anthem is going straight for Destiny's throat but we need to consider that both are two different types of game. After fighting long period in development hell, we sure are glad to see the game finally coming out of closet and hope that EA does not mess it up post-launch with some of their corporate agenda!

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World of Mystery and Danger

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Anthem is an online multiplayer action role-playing game from Bioware and EA, which is set to release in February 22, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While many players are trying to compare the game to Mass Effect and Dragon Age, it actually departs itself from any past influence of studio's previous projects to create a persona of its own. Another video featuring gameplay details is about to drop soon and by the time the game releases, we will likely be seeing more footage of Anthem as well.