BioWare boss Casey Hudson has admitted Anthem’s launch was “rougher than anticipated” on account of varied gameplay points which didn’t reveal themselves till after the sport was on store cabinets.
This, Hudson says in a frank new weblog put up, left BioWare “very disillusioned, as have been a lot of you”.
Hudson’s put up recaps among the work BioWare has completed since launch – together with the supply of greater than 200 enhancements, such because the “notable adjustments to the loot drop price” rolled out on the weekend. But it additionally acts as a reassurance to these nonetheless enjoying Anthem that BioWare will stay dedicated to the sport.
Rather than wind down its plans, BioWare will proceed to assist Anthem “properly into the long run”, with the sport’s first massive Cataclysm occasion nonetheless on the horizon.
“This is all a studying expertise for us, and as we work to ensure the sport is improved and perfected, we won’t emphasise sufficient how a lot we admire you staying with us,” Hudson wrote. “Especially as a result of the subsequent stage is the place issues actually get thrilling.
“As we transfer by way of this most troublesome interval of launching a brand new recreation and IP, we’re additionally engaged on the issues that can actually present what Anthem is able to – a collection of world occasions, new story content material, and new options, that every one construct in direction of the Cataclysm later this spring.
“But we perceive there’s scepticism on the market. We hear the criticisms and doubts. But we’ll maintain going anyway, working arduous daily on Anthem – an ever-changing world, consistently bettering and rising, and supported properly into the long run by our staff of passionate builders.”
Hudson closes by mentioning Anthem’s standing in a broader context – as an online-only experiment which followers shouldn’t assume will probably be a template for the subsequent Dragon Age recreation or anything after. It’s a degree BioWare has made a number of occasions earlier than, however is price repeating.
“With Anthem we’re attempting one thing a bit completely different than we have completed earlier than,” Hudson concludes. “And we’re excited to show that with Anthem, the most effective is but to return.”