BioWare’s upcoming action-RPG Anthem has made quite the stir following its formal gameplay reveal at Microsoft’s press conference at this year’s E3.
And there’s reasons to be excited – it looked positively gorgeous, with a rich, dense shared-world universe that tasks players with exploring uncharted planets and ensure humanity’s survival. Sure it may sound slightly derivative in the face of the likes of cooperative shared-world experiences like Destiny but if it manages to hit the same levels of quality seen in past BioWare titles – namely Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Dragon Age: Origins – then we’re in for a treat regardless.
Anthem story penned by Mass Effect writer
To that end, a little bit of news has fallen through the cracks (thanks, VG247) during E3 and that’s the fact that it’s been confirmed that Drew Karpyshyn, the lead writer of both Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2, is working on Anthem in some capacity.
Yes. Yes I am. 🙂
— Drew Karpyshyn (@DrewKarpyshyn) June 13, 2017
For our money, these type of games live and die by their stories – after all, to stay engaged in a shared-world universe it’s optimal to have a deep, involving story rather than just relying near-solely on gameplay and the sort of player-centric moments that derive from that.
Developed by BioWare Edmonton, Anthem, though having its official gameplay reveal on Microsoft’s stage at E3 2017, will also be releasing day-and-date on PS4 with its Xbox One X counterpart in fall of 2018.
As ever, stay tuned to PSU all through E3 week for the latest and great news in PlayStation.