Prior to the announcement of Anthem, various leaks and rumours pitched the new IP as Bioware’s take on Destiny. Now, it seems the similarities between the two games is spreading further, with EA stating that the game is ‘the start of a 10-year journey’ echoing the way Activision first pitched Destiny.
Speaking on the Xbox Daily Show at E3 this year, EA’s VP Patrick Soderlund talked about how at its core Anthem “is a social game” where you group up with friends and embark on quests. He then went on to explain that the game has been in development for four years already and it has all been with long-term plans in mind: “once we launch next year – it will be the start of maybe a 10-year journey for us”.
Anthem was the closing game of Microsoft’s E3 conference this year and judging by the gameplay reveal, the game is fairly similar to Destiny in terms of gameplay. You receive a quest, you get your group together, you take out some enemies and at the end, you are rewarded with better gear.
Whether or not Anthem will follow Destiny’s expansion/sequel business model remains to be seen. Either way though, it seems clear that EA is hoping to keep this franchise around for the long haul.
KitGuru Says: Anthem isn’t coming out until later next year but as a fan of Destiny, I am very excited to see what it brings to the table. I must admit, the world Bioware showed in its gameplay demo looked more interesting than most of the maps in Destiny. If they can flesh that out with a compelling story and lore, then this could end up being a very good game.