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EA confirm Anthem delay to make room for a new Battlefield this October

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Last week, a report from Kotaku painted a somewhat troubled picture of development on Anthem, suggesting that the game would be delayed to early 2019. Today, EA have confirmed that Anthem will hit in early 2019 as opposed to its original autumn 2018 release window, but they say it’s not due to any issues with development.

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Instead, EA say they plan to release a new Battlefield this October and are choosing to release Anthem in quieter quarter, according to comments CFO Blake Jorgensen made to the Wall Street Journal today. “It’s not a delay,” he says. “People are trying to create a story.”

I’m not entirely sure what “delay” is supposed to mean here, but whatever the case you’ll be playing Anthem later than originally anticipated.

We’ll likely hear more about that new Battlefield title in the months to come - or possibly E3 - but the shape of that next game has been the topic of plenty of rumors and speculation. Proposed leaks have painted the upcoming title as either a third Bad Company or a World War II game, either of which would make plenty of sense as a direction for the franchise.

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Jac Atax Avatar
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3 Months ago

Looks like there will be crunch time to release it before the end of their financial year in 2019. Hope it keeps Bioware afloat, though I haven't forgiven them for the wash Andromeda was.

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Lolssi Avatar
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3 Months ago

I thought it was huge improvement over Inquisition (then again what isn't?).

Personally I had nice time with it even if it suffered bit from the "check out the next map marker" disease that plaques most open world games.

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Premchand Avatar
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3 Months ago

EA will find a way to ruin the fun you can have with Anthem. Rip bioware

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WhiteCrow Avatar
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3 Months ago

"So yeah, we basically announced a new IP far earlier than we should have to drum up hype form investors. We won't release that new IP just yet, as we have to shit out another clone to milk the masses first, you understand."

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MindDöser Avatar
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3 Months ago

Battlefield: Bad Company 3. Coming middle of October ;)

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