An Update on Anthem Next

by EA_Cade
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Re: An Update on Anthem Next

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So right now, it's over.

Anthem servers should be shutted down too.

;Game without updates will die quickly.

Shame, shame, shame.
I feel cheated. 

You've lost any of my little chunks of hope.

 

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@Spiritual-Zombie  Lol “terrorists” whatever floats your boat dude 🤣

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@EA_Cade then can you remove the balance system you have in place for drops in the game so for the people who took their hard-earned money and wasted their time believing in you to use fun strong wepens
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It's disappointing to see such a great concept fail, but I can't blame EA for failing to deliver. Games are INCREDIBLY hard to build, and sometimes it just doesn't work out. 

 

That said, I cannot excuse poor support of those who purchase the game, never mind those most loyal.

 

Let's bump my post to get EA's eyes on what should be their second order of business after cancelling the game (first being taking care of the hard working employees who created Anthem): taking care of their loyal customer base

 

Here's my post on the refunds EA owes it's players: https://answers.ea.com/t5/General-Discussion/Anthem-Cancelled-Refund-for-Loyal-Fans/m-p/10105492/hig...

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.. I blame the haters... sure

 

Havent seen haters in this forum in more than a year... 

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I've not posted here since about 2 months after launch, but seeing the news brought me back.

 

It's so disappointing than rather ultimately admit failure, even this announcement is spun with Covid excuses.

 

Anyone was rightly skeptical of the launch roadmap. I felt bad for devs paraded out to lie about how great a game it was going to be, and the deep long term plans. Little wonder they quit.

 

Internally, the reasons must be recognised (not making money; not likely to make money).

 

The whole mess started with mismanagement of the project, as well-reported by Kotaku, and mismanagement of the hype. It's a cautionary tale up there with CP2077 + NMS of how overhype is a dangerous thing for the reputation of a developer and publisher.

 

You'd think by now the penny would have dropped that honest communication with a playerbase is probably the way to go. 'We messed up here, big time, and need to cut our losses and move on', from BioWare, would serve their reputation far more than 'we'd totally have done it but Covid'. 

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Ultimately I'm not too surprised with this outcome - A shame but at least we can all move on to something better and I wish the team the best of luck with future projects

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As much as its just a waist of time since EA and bioware don't actually care about the games or community, im going to post it anyway... maybe if enough people reach out and complain about this betrayal they will change their mind... I know I don't actually believe that though. 

 

I'm done with both ea and bioware... there are too many good gaming companies out there to waist my time and money on them...

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Remove the always online requirement

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The game doesn't deserve to die, at least do the absolute minimum and let us host some servers. I know they won't shut down anytime soon most likely (otherwise they'd have announced it)  but it still makes me worried.

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Mass Effect multiplayer is still running 9 years post-launch.

 

Perhaps the day will come that Anthem closes, but so long as a sufficient number of people play I'd be surprised if that's anytime soon.

 

The game design does mean that it's not a simple matter to make it 'offline' as far as I understand it.

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