Bioware’s upcoming online action-RPG Anthem is scheduled for release in spring of 2019, EA has said.
EA boss Andrew Wilson was on a call to company investors yesterday (as was transcribed by Seeking Alpha), in which he said that the game was coming along “well” and that its release was pushed back to give it some “free air.”
It’s interesting to note that it isn’t really a delay, either. Wilson went on to specify:
“The first thing about Anthem is regardless of kind of how it’s being portrayed, we are not looking at that as a delay in the game. We’ve chosen to launch Anthem in Q4 and the date is really determined by portfolio of balancing consideration not for product readiness reasons. It’s tracking well on its development milestones. We are really confident of its ship date.”
It seems the move has been done to put some space between Anthem, and the next Battlefield game. Wilson went on to say:
“We are really excited by the way the next Battlefield is shaping up and it probably doesn’t make sense to launch Anthem right up next to it. And when you think about Anthem as a brand new IP, we also believe it make sense to give it its own launch window so that we can give us a focus and attention that it deserve and give it some free air.”
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