Bioware has canceled Anthem restart.
Two weeks ago, there were rumors that Anthem Next would be cancelled within a week. And now, it has been achieved.
In other words, according to the statement, the current national anthem will remain as it is.
This is the official term for cancellation:
In the spirit of transparency and closure, we want to share that we made the difficult decision to stop new development work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT). However, we will continue to maintain the running status of Anthem’s real-time services.
Since the release of “Anthem”, the team has been working hard to continuously improve the game and released multiple updates that brought many improvements and introduced new game content. By the end of 2019, we expanded our workload and started to reorganize the game more fundamentally.
During the development process, we provided updates through blog posts and conversations with you on social media, revealing some of the team’s work, which inspires us to see positive feedback. I am extremely proud of the work done by the team, and I am very happy to see and experience every new experience.
2020 is a year like no other. Although we continue to make progress on all of BioWare’s game projects, working from home during the pandemic has an impact on our productivity, not what we planned before COVID-19 was able to achieve The studio works to achieve goals without putting too much pressure on our team.
I know this will disappoint the Anthem player community, and they are happy to see that we have been working hard to improve. This is also disappointing for a good team. Personally, Anthem is the reason I entered BioWare, and the last two years have been the most challenging and meaningful experience in my career.
Game development is difficult. Such a decision is not easy. Looking to the future, we need to focus on our work as a studio, strengthening the titles of the next “Dragon Age” and “Mass Effect”, while continuing to provide high-quality updates for “Star Wars: The Old Republic.”
To the Anthem community, thank you for your enthusiasm and creativity. Your feedback and suggestions can undoubtedly help shape the direction of the team, and personally, your kindness and encouragement were very much needed last year.
“Anthem” (Anthem) did not get off to a smooth start after its launch in 2019, facing criticisms of poor mission execution, repeated endgame content, and lack of a decent loot pool.
A year ago, BioWare revealed that it was working to “significantly reshape” Anthem. Since the initial announcement of the restart, the team has shown some updates about its progress here, such as a redesigned UI, improved loot, etc.