'If We Play It Right, Anthem Will Feel Very Distinctly BioWare

James Marshall
April 17, 2018

Casey Hudson has apparently gone on the record saying that Bioware's Anthem game will be unlike anything we've ever played before, speaking of the studio's upcoming shared-world like game that was announced at E3 2017. Anthem, however, still has a lot to prove before it tries to back that claim up.

Though Anthem appears to be vastly different from Mass Effect, with it sharing more in common with Destiny than BioWare's sci-fi RPG series, it seems that the company is taking criticisms of Andromeda on board and ensuring that the same mistakes aren't made with its upcoming game.

"Humans! It's going to be an exciting year". However, he has also said that if they do it right, it will be a distinctly Bioware game.

I started at BioWare 20 years ago.

Hudson served as a director on the original Mass Effect trilogy and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic before leaving BioWare. While no further details on the game are revealed, the post begins with Hudson detailing some of his time away from the company, including his work with Microsoft's mixed-reality and HoloLens. But the Great White North called me home once again when I was offered the opportunity to return to BioWare as General Manager.

While BioWare is typically one of the more respected game developers out there, after the fiasco that was Mass Effect: Andromeda fans are a little concerned about the future. "As you know, we were not able to deliver story DLC for Andromeda-this was as frustrating for us as it was for players, and it was something we knew we had to solve in future games". The game is in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

In fact, the Andromeda release and fallout is seen as a formative experience by Hudson, who states that the "experience ultimately became a defining moment in refocusing BioWare's mission. And our games must be created to continue delivering new stories and experiences, in an ongoing relationship with players in the worlds we're evolving together", Hudson explains. The team wants to provide new experiences, but doesn't want to give up its roots as a studio that excels at characters, world building and storytelling.

Hudson teased that his new blog post will share "more about how our updated studio mission is helping to focus our work on Anthem and the games that will follow".

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