Anthem development started three years ago, a post by new director Casey Hudson. The studio announced the game at E3 2017 during Microsoft’s Xbox press event. The sci-fi game is mostly a mystery but seems like a hybrid of Mass Effect and Destiny.
It hasn’t been confirmed but the post on BioWare’s official blog suggests that Casey Hudson worked on Anthem alongside Flynn before Hudson left for a position at Microsoft Studios three years ago. The future of Anthem hangs in the balance due to the departure of Aaron Flynn but Hudson’s return to BioWare will help stabilize Anthem development.
I’d also like to wish my good friend Aaryn Flynn the very best in the future. Aaryn and I have worked together from the earliest days of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, to setting the foundation for Anthem. We’ve been through a lot together, and we’re all going to miss his presence at the studio.
Them working together so many years ago is a good indication that Hudson understands the original vision for the game and is going to fit right into the director’s role.
What’s interesting is that BioWare recently stated that Anthem is their chance to build a game that gamers can play with their families. It is a very interesting statement which highlights the vision behind this game. Anthem is an action RPG in development at BioWare and will launch sometime next year for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Anthem was shown for Xbox One X as well during E3 2017. The title is reportedly running at a dynamic resolution but the final build might touch native 4K. However, it is unlikely to happen.
Have you seen Anthem? What do you think of BioWare’s new game?