The miserable lifetime of BioWare’s looter shooter, Anthem, has grown bleaker because the developer has formally introduced the cancellation of Anthem Subsequent, an up to date model of the sport that was to be a re-launch of types for the sport.
BioWare Studio Director, Christian Dailey broke the information in a weblog put up on the corporate’s web site.
“Within the spirit of transparency and closure we wished to share that we’ve made the tough determination to cease our new growth work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT).”
Dailey recaps the rocky growth of the sport from its launch in early 2019, to the corporate’s determination to restructure the sport by the top of that 12 months.
BioWare initially introduced the event of the what could be Anthem Subsequent in February of 2020, and has offered additional updates on the sport since then.
No particular motive for the cancellation is giving, although Dailey makes notice of the challenges which have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2020 was a 12 months not like some other nonetheless and whereas we proceed to make progress towards all our sport initiatives at BioWare, working from dwelling through the pandemic has had an affect on our productiveness and never the whole lot we had deliberate as a studio earlier than COVID-19 might be completed with out placing undue stress on our groups.”
Whereas the choice wasn’t simple for the studio to make, Dailey places a optimistic spin on the information with the studios plans shifting ahead, stating “we have to laser focus our efforts as a studio and strengthen the following Dragon Age, and Mass Impact titles whereas persevering with to offer high quality updates to Star Wars: The Previous Republic.”
The present iteration of Anthem will proceed to be supported.