We usually focus on smaller indie games but today we’re talking about Anthem because there have been a lot of questions floating around about the future of this epic multi-player RPG. In fact, at this point, many of the questions about Anthem‘s future have actually been answered and the news is not exactly good: long story short, EA has announced that they are delaying Anthem’s roadmap indefinitely. Ouch. Words like “indefinitely” don’t inspire much confidence in this context, so that’s really bad.
There probably hasn’t been this much venom or disappointment from the gaming community about a game’s broken promises, possibly since No Man’s Sky was released back in 2016 (although the consensus is that NMS has since redeemed itself with recent updates). Word on the street is that Anthem won’t have such an easy time redeeming itself (if that is even the goal at this point) because they have scrapped their 90 day Roadmap. This is a big deal and gives players zero hope that the game will be improved or fixed in the near future. Hence, the result is that players have been fleeing the game like rats on a sinking ship.
But hey, the game sure looks great, and there are plenty of people who are enjoying the game in its current form, even if they have been reporting that it is very much a grind. To each their own, right?
Visually, there are a lot of great things about Anthem as you can tell from the gameplay video. But is that it? Is Anthem too much of a grind? Were players promised too much or were the expectations too high? And most importantly, will there be a proper update in the future? One thing is certain is that EA‘s release of Anthem was poorly executed so at this point, all we can do is wait or throw in the towel.