EA to Decide if Anthem Will Shut Down

Anthem Will Be Shut Down

Later this week, EA is going to decide if their failed title Anthem will shut down or not. Anthem, developed by Bioware (which was bought by EA, the killer of quality), didn’t deliver on what was promised during the seven years of development. Here’s all we know…

Anthem will shut down
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For those who didn’t know, Anthem was one of those games that were MASSIVELY hyped by both the developers and the community. It was teased fairly early on in development, and the media releases in the following years showed some real promise.

Engaging worlds and a supposedly great story, high customizable Javelins, everything looked great. And then the game came out and none of it was there. Well, it was a pretty game but hey, you can polish a turd but it’s still a turd.

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Now, later this week, EA is going to decide whether to pull the plug on the failed game or not. The game requires live servers and therefore server maintenance, which costs money. But the game isn’t really making any money, because so few people are playing it and then by extension, few people are buying microtransactions.

EA also aimed to sell six million copies, which they failed to do. Anthem DID pull in $100 million in February of 2019, but it seems that wasn’t enough.

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While Bioware has been working on the title and possible reworks/revamps to large parts of the game, some people think it’s too late to save. We’ll have to wait and see.

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