EA wants Anthem to be the one that kills Destiny and according to the Bioware’s job listing it seems that the game will not only dethrone Destiny but will stick around for years to comes.
According to the Bioware’s job listing, the studio is looking for Live Service Executive Producer for its upcoming game, Anthem.
The Live Service Executive Producer will “ensure that the game design, systems, and economies of our games are built to maintain player engagement and our business for years of successful live game service”.
According to EA, Anthem is a 10-year journey for the company and this job listing confirms that EA wants the upcoming Bioware title to stick around for at least 10 years.
Not only the game will be dethroning Destiny but also the game will be bigger than Destiny.
According to Technical Design Director Brenon Holmes, Anthem will be bigger compared to Destiny and added that because of the very reason the game will not be free of loading screens.
“We’re taking a different approach (we have different tech) [from Destiny], so our areas are a fair bit larger. But there will likely be some loads between some of the areas. We’re still figuring out the exact details on a lot of this stuff.”
EA’s recent published title Star Wars Battlefront 2 launched and the game launched back in November amidst the microtransaction controversy and many gamers are worried that such practice might be featured in Anthem.
However, according to an industry analyst, EA has leaned ts lesson and microtransactions in Anthem will be cosmetic only.
Had they restricted themselves to simply restorative things, I don’t figure anybody would have said anything. So Anthem can possibly be Destiny like as far as amusement experience, and Overwatch like in terms as microtransactions offered, where it’s all true and nobody say anything otherwise.
Bioware is known for developing franchises as Mass Effect and Dragon Age, however, the studio has admitted that Anthem has more in common with Star Wars than Mass Effect.
Anthem is an action RPG in development at Bioware and will launch sometime next year for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.