Bioware writing will apparently be back on point in Bioware’s new Anthem game, now that Drew Karpyshyn is back on the studio’s writing team. Karpyshyn has been the writer for many of BioWare’s more popular games, particularly Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
Drew Karpyshyn is also responsible for writing a number of books for both Star Wars and the licensed Mass Effect books, which both expanded on the universes. He is responsible chiefly for the Darth Bane trilogy of Star Wars books, which told the origins of the Sith’s “Rule of Two”, the reason that only two Sith can exist in the galaxy.
Karpyshyn left BioWare back in 2012 to focus on writing a trilogy of novels, but returned to the studio in 2015 to work on an until-now unannounced IP.
Anthem is a game that apparently takes place far in the future of humanity, on a devastated Earth filled with odd animals, hostile robots, and crazy weather. Humans live behind a walled city and make use of power-armored suits known as “Javelins” to fly across the landscape and fight enemies.
The game also seems a good bit like Destiny, being an open-world shooter where you can team up with friends to go on quests and accomplish various objectives while picking up a variety of weapons to use along with your armor. There’s even a walled city on a devastated Earth.
We got to see a good bit of gameplay at E3, and hopefully when it releases the game will be a return to form for BioWare following the lackluster reception of Mass Effect: Andromeda. With Drew Karpyshyn back on writing, hopefully BioWare can make Anthem’s story just as good as the ones in KOTOR, Mass Effect, and Mass Effect 2, which have long been seen by many fans as some of BioWare’s best games.