Anthem is a game that has unfortunately received a bad reputation from the start due to its disappointing updates, bugs, glitches, crashes, and graphical downgrades. According to Anthem’s Roadmap, there’s a lot BioWare can accomplish before May. But it seems the hopeful words of Cloud Imperium’s Chris Roberts might just be the thing BioWare needs right now.
Chris Roberts, the original creator of Wing Commander and co-creator of Star Citizen, recently spoke to Newsweek in an interview. Roberts says BioWare and EA shouldn’t lose hope in their vision. He says BioWare can make Anthem work just like Hello Games saved No Man’s Sky and Square Enix saved Final Fantasy XIV
“I would say the same [thing with No Man’s Sky can happen] for Anthem. I’ve played it, so I know there’s plenty of nice stuff in there, stuff that works, and then there’s some stuff that doesn’t work. It’s like what we’re doing on Star Citizen. It’s just iteration,” Roberts said. “I hope EA and BioWare don’t give up on it, that they get their heads down, roll out and improve things to make it work. Destiny was an ongoing process. That’s kind of how these games are.”
Anthem has plagued players with bugs, glitches, crashes, lack of content and infinite loading screens since its launch. A lot of disappointed fans are really regretful of spending their money on Anthem and BioWare.
Roberts says “A lot of gamers don’t understand quite how difficult it is to deliver everything working flawlessly. The expectations keep ramping up, and in some ways, those expectations may be higher than people are humanly possible of always delivering.”
Chris Roberts is clearly someone who knows what they are talking about. He has worked on both games and movies. He has seen success and failures. Roberts advice for BioWare and EA is to keep going.
He went on to say, “Then you’ve got some other realities that come in, like if you’ve been working on it for a while and just need to get it out. In the case of the live side, just keep working at it. Keep on swimming.”
In Anthem’s Roadmap, BioWare has said: “Keep your eyes open for improvements and bug fixes”. Perhaps EA and BioWare will find some hope in Roberts’ words and continue working on new updates to address Anthem issues.
Anthem is now available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One, PC and Sony’s PlayStation 4.