Anthem: BioWare’s Casey Hudson Says “The Best Is Yet To Come” In Heartfelt Letter
Anthem has had a bit of a rough start. While those who have jumped into the game have been having a blast, and encountering some issues here and there, there are plenty of people jumping on the hate bandwagon just for the sake of bashing EA. That said, the new IP is BioWare’s newest baby, and Casey Hudson has provided a heartfelt update on the current situation at hand.
“It’s been a wild ride these last few weeks,” Hudson said in a post on the BioWare blog. “On the one hand it’s been a rougher launch than expected. But then as I think back we also knew that big new online games tend to hit some kind of problem once they go live, so as much as we tested and prepared to make sure everything was ready, we were also ready for the possibility that unexpected issues might arise at launch. And we continue to be committed to responding to them.”
He notes that while many players have recognized the fun to be had in Anthem “at its core,” it has become apparent that some issues did not arise until there were millions of players. “We were of course very disappointed about that, as were many of you,” Hudson continued.
I’ve been in there playing with you since those early days (I’m a Ranger in Edmonton Oilers colors!) and it makes me sad to hear about any issues that would hold someone back from fully enjoying the game. I take that very personally, and it’s been our top priority to get improvements out to you in the fastest, safest way.”
The BioWare GM goes on to mention while there have been many improvements implemented since launch, there are plenty more to come. “This is all a learning experience for us, and as we work to make sure the game is improved and perfected, we can’t emphasize enough how much we appreciate you staying with us,” he said. “Especially because the next stage is where things really get exciting.”
Hudson then discusses that everything going on is only going to improve, especially since it is all building towards future content, including world events, new story goodness and features, and much more. He notes that they are aware of the skepticism, and they “hear the criticisms and doubts,” but this isn’t going to stop them from “working hard every day on Anthem.”
He closed out the letter, saying: “With Anthem we’re trying something a little different than we’ve done before. And likewise our upcoming games will be different from Anthem. But with everything we do, we focus on staying true to our mission, creating worlds that inspire you to become the hero of your own story. So what’s most important to us is you, the players who have supported us in this journey. And we’re excited to prove that with Anthem, the best is yet to come.”
Anthem is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as BioWare continues to make Anthem even better than it already is, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
- PlayStation Boss Says “Exclusive Content Is The Way To Go”
- Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Dates And Times Revealed
- Epic Games Store Adding Mods, Achievements, Cloud Saves, And More
What say you, gamers? Excited to see what the future holds for Anthem? Have you been enjoying what the game has to offer so far? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!