Anthem open demo starts today and many are worried that they won’t be able to play it due to the same issues that occurred in the VIP demo.
Bioware has assured that it’s prepared for more than anticipated number of players in Anthem open demo. But, also warned that the infinite loading bug from closed demo might return.
In the latest development blog, Bioware promised that it’s prepared “with more server capacity” if more than anticipated number of players joined the Anthem open Demo.
Our ongoing scale testing this week has gone well. We’re confident we are ready for the load we will see. Like last weekend, we will be prepared with more server capacity than we anticipate will be needed. However, predicting player numbers – particularly for a new game like Anthem in its first open public weekend – is very difficult.
Aside from more server capacity, Bioware noted that it has a system in place to control player entry. This measure is to ensure that players already in the server don’t encounter any interruptions.
If more players decide to try the game than we anticipate, we also have systems in place to control entry rates of incoming players. This is to ensure players in the game are having uninterrupted fun and to give us time to increase capacity.
Bioware has fixed most of the issues for the final version and the open demo. But, the studio noted that the inifinite loading bug might return in the open demo.
From what I have gathered from all of this is that Bioware is really trying to turn things around. If the Anthem open demo runs without any problems that it will surely result in better sales.
Furthermore, Bioware has confirmed that it will allow players to sprint in Fort Tarsis. The reason why the studio had to make such an announcement is that in the VIP demo players could only walk and they found it very annoying.
Anthem is a multiplayer game and Bioware is known for developing deep single-player experiences. Clearly, the studio is out of its comfort zone but, for Bioware it is Invigorating.
According to creative director Jonathan Warner, talking about Anthem gameplay instead of its world and narrative is very invigorating.
Mass Effect Andromeda was the last game developed by Bioware. The game was heavily criticized especially for its facial animations. Obviously, this had many fans worried about the facial animation quality in Anthem.
Well, you don’t have to worry anymore as Bioware confirmed that it’s using a new facial animation tech for Anthem. According to the studio, they don’t want some weird facial animations to break the immersion.
Anthem is an open-world multiplayer game in development at Bioware. The game is scheduled to launch on February 22, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.