Anthem is a departure from the usual titles from Bioware but that doesn’t mean Bioware isn’t pouring effort into it. Now the developer has revealed that Anthem will not feature “changeable ultimates” at launch.
This is according to Executive Producer Mark Darrah who recently revealed some new info about the game in a series of Tweets.
While replying a fan’s question Darrah confirmed that the ultimate attacks will be bound with the Javelin suits and the game “won’t have changeable ultimates at launch”.
What Darrah is trying to say is that each Javelin suit will feature a single ultimate attack at launch unlike other game like Destiny 2 in which each class has three subclasses and each having a different ultimate.
However, the Tweet does hint that Bioware will consider adding more ultimate attacks to each Javelin suit in Anthem after the game has launched for PC and current-gen consoles.
While Bioware is confident about its upcoming game, however, gamers have raised their concerns that the game seems to be forced on the studio by EA as Bioware is known for deep single-layer games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age.
However, according to the former narrative director at Bioware, the studio is working on Anthem off its own will. James Ohlen, Anthem was not forced on Bioware by publisher EA.
I think one of the things about BioWare has been really good at it, which has allowed it to survive for more than two decades, is taking risks and trying new and different things.
Also, Bioware isn’t the only studio known for its single-player games that is developing a multiplayer title as Bethesda is also bringing Fallout 76 this year.
Fallout 76 is the prequel to all of the Fallout games but this time around the game doesn’t feature a traditional single-player campaign but a shared world.
But, Bethesda has noted that it is worried due to the multiplayer nature of the game.
According to Bethesda’s Todd Howard, the team behind the Fallout 76 is sometimes afraid because of the multiplayer nature of the game just like fans are afraid of Bethesda making it a multiplayer experience which might lead to a disaster.
Anthem is an online multiplayer action-RPG in development at Bioware and is scheduled to launch on February 22, 2019, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.