BioWare Assures Fans That Single-Player is “Very Important” to the Anthem Dev Team
BioWare’s upcoming epic space RPG Anthem made a splash at this year’s E3, but not everyone was completely loving what the developer showed off. Much of the gameplay shown at the week-long event gave a spotlight to the game’s massive open-world multiplayer and online community events, with little emphasis given toward any single-player mode. Gamers concerned with Anthem‘s offline campaign, or lack thereof, can rest easy because according to Twitter, BioWare assures fans that single-player will have a large focus in the sci-fi adventure’s final product.
Responding to a question on Twitter, Anthem lead designer Corey Gaspur called the game’s single-player experience “very important” to the development team. Gaspur did not reveal anything else, but did promise more information about the the mode will be announced as the game’s launch gets closer. Since Anthem’s tentative release is scheduled for Fall 2018, fans could be waiting quite a while to hear back from BioWare.
That type of detailed information will come sooner to launch. The SP experience is very important to us. Sorry for the delay in response.
— Corey Gaspur (@CGaspur) June 12, 2017
Even before its announcement at E3, Anthem has been likened to Ubisoft’s The Division and Bungie’s Destiny with it’s approach to story-based multiplayer. For this reason, it’s expected that BioWare’s new game will receive a large amount of downloadable content, calling into question which content, if any, will be available offline. Notably in The Division, players needed to connect to the internet in order to play single-player content, something that would definitely rub fans the wrong way if Anthem adopted this feature.
Story has also been a point of concern, as Destiny, for example, faced a few problems maintaining worthwhile story content. Players of the game quickly grew tired of the sparse story campaign and found the multiplayer modes to be much more thrilling. This same problem could plague Anthem as well, but with former Mass Effect lead writer Drew Karpyshyn on board for the ride, it doesn’t seem as likely.
What do you think? Do you think single-player is as important in Anthem as BioWare assures fans, or should multiplayer be the way to go in this sort of game? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to be notified of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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