Anthem to get ‘substantial reinvention’ as BioWare rethinks game’s design

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The team behind BioWare’s Anthem will be pausing development on short-term updates and expansions to focus on a much broader “longer-term redesign,” the EA-owned studio’s general manager, Casey Hudson, said today in a blog post. The game is not yet even a year old, but BioWare appears to recognize that its online shooter, modeled after games like Bungie’s Destiny and Ubisoft’s The Division, has been a failure both in its design and its financial success.

“We recognize that there’s still more fundamental work to be done to bring out the full potential of the experience, and it will require a more substantial reinvention than an update or expansion,” Hudson writes. “Over the coming months we will be focusing on a longer-term redesign of…

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