I Tried Giving Anthem a Second Chance, Then it Literally Pulled the Floor Out From Under Me

After all the news came out that Bioware wouldn’t be continuing its planned revamp of Anthem, the RPG studio’s foray into the loot shooter genre, I felt a mix of emotions. I mostly thought it was a good idea, because Bioware’s talents are better used elsewhere, but I was kind of…

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Anthem Was a Mistake, but BioWare Trying Something New Was Not

I didn’t like Anthem. And it’s hard to imagine that a complete overhaul of Bioware’s loot shooter would’ve been enough to make me feel anything more than ambivalence toward it. But the announcement that Bioware is ending its plans to overhaul the game and salvage it still doesn’t feel good.…

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Anthem Next Has Been Cancelled

In the years since Anthem‘s release, both Electronic Arts and BioWare have been fairly transparent about the fact that the mission-based jetpack-shooter did not land with either critics or the audience. BioWare, the developers behind classic titles like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, implied that they were going to do their best…

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EA Reportedly Still Hasn’t Decided if It’s Going to Fix Anthem or Not

A new report from Bloomberg has revealed that Bioware and Electronic Arts are getting ready to hold a meeting about Anthem this week. The topic at hand? Whether or not Bioware’s shot at the loot shooter genre is going to get a second chance at life. According to three sources, EA…

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Fanbyte Evening News May 15, 2020

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Yet Another Anthem PSN Sale Is Like a Gravestone for the Human Race

I consider myself a bit of an Anthem apologist. Don’t get me wrong — the game was an undeniable mess at launch. It was confusing, barren, and a narrative nightmare. But there was a kernel of a good idea there. And as a longtime Final Fantasy XIV stan, I love a…

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