Casey Hudson, General Manager at BioWare, provided a brief update on the on-going development of Anthem and Star Wars The Old Republic this afternoon. With so many asking what’s next for Anthem and if it can be saved, Hudson seems to think so:
“Over the last few weeks we’ve been ramping up our Cataclysm events in Anthem – a season-long event with new arenas, enemies, challenges, and rewards. We have a big team working on Anthem in both Austin and Edmonton, and while it’s been great to see the community response to Cataclysm, I know there’s a lot more work to do to bring out the full potential of the game. We have plans for those more fundamental improvements, but they’ll take time. While the team works towards the longer-term vision of the game, they will also continue to deliver updates to features and content. I believe in Anthem and would love to see its world grow, evolve, and thrive for years to come. Thanks for your patience and support as we do the work of constantly improving and expanding the experience.”
He also had the following to say regarding Star Wars The Old Republic:
“I was in our Austin studio recently, where I was able to check out the update our SWTOR team is working on. Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTMOnslaught is coming this fall, and delivers an adventure spanning several new areas including two new planets, a return to Corellia, plus a new and updated itemization system. I love seeing the team’s enthusiasm and passion for SWTOR, where nearly 8 years after the initial launch, they are demonstrating their long-term commitment to the game with an ambitious update. “
You can find the full blog post from Hudson here including details on the new office for the studio : BioWare September Update
As Dan wrote recently, Anthem is still not in a very good place and while we often hear there is a large team working on the game, we are now six months post-launch and improvements have been few and far between. We continue to be skeptical.