Anthem open demo is currently underway and one thing PC gamers didn’t like about it are the controls. Bioware was quick to notice the frustration of PC players and noted that the final release build will come with overhauled PC controls.
According to Bioware, players will get raw mouse input for aiming, flying and swimming. Meaning if you set mouse sensitivity to 0, the acceleration will be disabled and the gameplay will only take raw mouse input.
But, that might not be necessary since the default controls will be much closer to raw mouse input.
Tuned Flight/Swim Response and Precision Default Settings and Curves
- The defaults are now much closer to raw mouse input.
- Adjusted defaults for Precision / Response:
- 25% for flight and swim precision down to 15%
- 50% for flight and swim response down to 30%
- Tweaked flight and swim response to ease into the slowing down behavior close to center in a less steep way than before.
Other Anthem PC controls overhaul includes flight box being a circle which will result in smoother turns. In the open demo, many PC gamers are finding it difficult to turn while plying.
PC Flight Cursor is now constrained by a circle boundary instead of a box. This allows better turn/speed management as the distance away from center dot (which dictates the speed of your turn) is always the same maximum amount in any direction.
You can check out the full list of Anthem PC controls overhaul here. Obviously, these changes won’t be coming to the open demo but will only be made for the final release build.
Contrary to VIP demo, Anthem open demo has been a smooth one. Bioware promised that it’s ready with more server capacity for the open demo and it really was. However, Bioware also warned that the infinite loading bug might return in the open demo.
Anthem is a $60 multiplayer game, however, Bioware did considered a free-to-play model in early development to make sure the game is profitable.
Anthem is an open-world multiplayer game in development at Bioware. The game is scheduled to launch on February 22, 2019, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.