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.