Bioware gave us the first look at Anthem at Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference and gamers are excited about the game. Bioware will be showing more of the game at Gamescom 2017 and the studio has spoken up about the game and what kind of experience they will be offering.
Speaking with CBC Radio, BioWare general manager Aaron Flynn talked about the upcoming game, Anthem. According to Aaron, EA has given them a chance to create a brand new IP and has given him the chance to create a game that he can play with his family.
We were sitting around after being wrapping on our last Mass Effect game here at Edmonton, Mass Effect 3,” Flynn said. “And we just thought about, you get a chance, a new chance to build a new intellectual property in this industry, pretty rarely, and so the fact our parent company Electronic Arts was giving us that meant we had to take it very seriously, so we sat back and thought, ‘Well, what’s really fun now?’
My personal anecdote is, after I had two sons, I’ve always wanted a game I could play with them. And so, this is my chance to build a game that I can play with my two sons, together. We like to play games together now, and I know a lot of the folks and men and women at the studio are finding themselves in that life situation too. So it’s sort of an evolution of the studio, we all get a little older, a little more mature. This represents a chance for all of us to build that game we can play with our families.
Also, since the reveal of the game, many gamers have speculated that the new IP from Bioware seems to be quite similar to Mass Effect. But, according to the studio itself, that is not the case. According to Bioware, the new IP has more in common with Star Wars than Mass Effect franchise.
Anthem is an action RPG in development at Bioware and will launch sometime next year for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.