Anthem Next will not make it into reality as EA cancels Revamp. BioWare’s Anthem was released in 2019 as a sci-fi open-world shooter. Prior to its release, there was a high expectation among the community but it soon died out after the release.
Mismanagement and poor development led to the game facing negative reviews. Problems ranged from glitches and bugs to substandard storyline and repetitive gameplay. Finally, a year ago, Casey Hudson, the general manager of BioWare at that time decided to give the game a complete makeover and bring in the Anthem Next. Short-term updates were terminated as a new team of developers was set up to work on the game. Casey Hudson soon left BioWare at the end of 2020 as Christian Dailey, Executive producer took lead. But things didn’t turn out sweet at the end. EA executives soon decided that a revamp for an already failing game wasn’t worth the effort.
BioWare terminated the project but decided to keep the live service running for the game in its current form. “In the spirit of transparency and closure, we wanted to share that we’ve made the difficult decision to stop our new development work on Anthem (aka Anthem NEXT). We will, however, continue to keep the Anthem live service running as it exists today.”, Dailey said in a recent blog post.
On the bright side, BioWare promises to bring out quality updates to its Star Wars: The Old Republic and work on the upcoming Dragon Age 4.