EA Talks Briefly About Anthem And Also Battlefield 2018

Battlefield 5 will feature “unique battles” and new challenges, Anthem to be designed around player input

EA experiences growth in revenue from digital downloads and live services

Bioware's Anthem is undoubtedly a hugely ambitious game. He called attention to the "become the hero of your story" aspect of BioWare's mission statement, saying that you as an individual should be creating a character and deciding what happens. Regardless of that, BioWare aims "to capture the special feeling of being on a journey with memorable companions". Fans now know that Anthem will have everything from an open world and a choice-based story to co-op gameplay with an in-game economy, but one thing has remained shrouded in mystery: the long-expected beta for the game. However, it would be interesting to see Anthem hits its target release window even in light of all the controversy surrounding the game.

Anthem releases on March 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. "I talked last time about Anthem being 'a story you can experience with friends.' There were, understandably, some questions and concerns about story in multiplayer". Creating worlds along with our player community, and seeing them take on a life of their own, is probably the most rewarding part of what we do.

Despite all the controversy surrounding Anthem, a healthy amount of people are still interested in the game. Hudson said the team will share details on how it works "very soon".

Speaking during Electronic Arts' quarterly earnings briefing, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen revealed that the company is expecting Anthem to launch in the last month of the last quarter of fiscal year 2019, which would place its release date in March. "Every battle is unique, and every mode brings its own challenges - from the way you interact with the environment around you, to compelling single-player stories, to the next level of large-scale multiplayer that spans across multiple maps and modes". Later in the year, Laidlaw announced he was leaving BioWare, so it's possible this new game Hudson is teasing was the next Dragon Age, but has since been refocused into something else. For the full year, EA reported revenue of $5.15 billion (up from $4.85 billion in FY 2017) and net revenue of $1.04 billion (up from $967 million in 2017), making FY 2018 the publisher's biggest ever.

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