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IamRevan24
10 months ago#1
Via Casey Hudson's official blog. It's not much, but it's an official statement to a future, whatever that may be. I wouldn't expect anything until long after Anthem's release, though.

http://blog.bioware.com/2018/08/02/mid-summer-update/

"Fellow humans!

It’s been a busy summer. We kicked it off by heading out to LA for EA PLAY and E3 in June. After the press conference, we showed Anthem in a series of theatre demos running live in front of audiences for the very first time. After a tremendous effort by the team push to get the game looking and playing great, it was awesome to see the team rewarded with cheers and applause from the crowds.

Then at Dark Horse’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con we announced a partnership on upcoming Anthem art book and comics – another awesome experience meeting and connecting with players of all of BioWare’s games.

At E3, Anthem won over 30 awards including Best Action Game and Best PC Game, which was an incredible achievement for the team and a great sign of things to come. But the best part of the summer has been meeting players at these shows – hearing feedback and sensing the excitement as we head into the final months of development. That support means more than you can imagine to a dev team, and today in the halls of BioWare you can feel a new level of energy around making Anthem an amazing experience.

Anthem’s Executive Producer Mark Darrah has been doing a tireless job answering questions on Twitter so I won’t attempt to expand on that here. But some of the most frequent questions we’ve had – which weren’t fully explored in our demo – had to do with story and character. Specifically, “how can there be agency of your story in a living world that you share with friends?”

It’s a great question, and in my opinion our solution to this design challenge is one of the most innovative things about Anthem. We talked briefly at EA PLAY about how the solution is called “Our World, My Story.” In the dynamic open world, everything is experienced in real-time by all Anthem players – day/night, weather, and world-scale events that shape the ongoing narrative of the setting. This is “our world,” which we share as a player community. Then when you return to Fort Tarsis, that’s actually a single-player experience, and it’s where you spend time developing relationships, making choices, and seeing consequences. That’s the “my story” part.

But even with that description I know there are many more questions about how it will work. To really go deep on this subject, we’ll be doing a panel at PAX where we’ll talk about “our world, my story” and other big questions you’ve had about Anthem.

In the meantime, our Star Wars: The Old Republic team is hard at work on some amazing plans for the coming year, with new features and surprises that I think makes it the game’s most exciting year yet. And yes – we hear loud and clear the interest in BioWare doing more Dragon Age and Mass Effect, so rest assured that we have some teams hidden away working on some secret stuff that I think you’ll really like – we’re just not ready to talk about any of it for a little while…

So you can probably tell that I’m really proud of the work our teams are doing to create amazing game experiences that deliver on our studio mission. But mostly I just really want to thank all of you for your support this summer. We’re exploring some new territory with Anthem, and it means everything to us to have people around the world that are excited to come along with us on the journey.

It’s been an awesome summer so far, and I can’t wait to close it out with our PAX panel in Seattle later this month. See you there!

Casey"
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shads3055
10 months ago#2
I’m playing this game again or starting it back up. I can’t seem to get into no mans sky and I want a fun space syfy game I am going to try this again it looks great and seems fun. And very very long tons to do and explore.

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SubwooferKing
10 months ago#3
Interesting
Bring on Borderlands 3

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Agent_Stroud
10 months ago#4
shads3055 posted...
I’m playing this game again or starting it back up. I can’t seem to get into no mans sky and I want a fun space syfy game I am going to try this again it looks great and seems fun. And very very long tons to do and explore.


Michael.
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IamRevan24
9 months ago#5
Offical announcement of future Mass Effect (kinda)

https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/02/new-dragon-age-mass-effect-influenced-by-anthem/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Bioware’s new sci-fi loot-shooter Anthem is already influencing how the development team will create future titles in the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises.

Speaking at PAX West this weekend, the team at Bioware said that Anthem’s story structure, which will be delivered as part of a live service allowing the team to continue to write and release new storylines post release, is a method it expects to employ for its other much-loved franchises.

Anthem is structured so that its hub world, Tarsis, is where players will experience the more traditional RPG elements and story-telling of the game, while it’s online open world is where players can get stuck into the looting and shooting.

“We’ve got the continuation of stories after we’ve launched,” said Michael Gamble, lead producer on Anthem. “If you remember back to the ancient times we released a game and that would the story for a set of characters, and we released DLC that enabled us to tell unique bits of story afterwards.

“For Anthem, where we’d all like to see us head, is the ability to tell new great stories throughout the years, throughout the months after launch.”

“So After Anthem we can say, okay, now we’re going to expand the storyline for one of those Agents, or now that certain points in the game world have happened, this changes the relationship, this changes this character, this changes the type of missions for certain characters. Or even we add new characters, we add new Agents. We can do all that and Anthem gives us the tools to do all that.

“My point is that I hope that future games, whether it’s Dragon Age or the other one that starts with ‘Mass’, continues to utilise this kind of storytelling.”

All future story DLC or content updates for Anthem will be free, letting all players follow the story without any paywalls. Mark Darrah, executive producer on Anthem, added it’s not just the structure and delivery of Anthem’s story that will influnce fuuture games, but also its depth.

“One of the things that we’ve really done in Anthem is focus a lot of attention on Tarsis,” he said. “It’s the primary place where we do the reactive storytelling.

“As a result we’ve pushed Tarsis further than we’ve ever pushed any of our hubs before. It’s a reactive space, a space that feels more living, more alive. And I think going forward with future Dragon Age games, or others games, that you’re going to see that reactivity, that depth in our hubs that we’re bringing out in Anthem.”

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Rafficus_III
9 months ago#6
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Yeah, how about no to the whole live service Mass Effect and Dragon Age.
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IamRevan24
9 months ago#7
Rafficus_III posted...
https://media3.giphy.com/media/12XMGIWtrHBl5e/200w.gif

Yeah, how about no to the whole live service Mass Effect and Dragon Age.


I honestly don't care how it's done, just as long as the franchise continues. For now at least.
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Rafficus_III
9 months ago#8
IamRevan24 posted...
Rafficus_III posted...
https://media3.giphy.com/media/12XMGIWtrHBl5e/200w.gif

Yeah, how about no to the whole live service Mass Effect and Dragon Age.


I honestly don't care how it's done, just as long as the franchise continues. For now at least.

Be careful what you say. Battlefront 2 was supposed to have a live service and it’s been pretty much ass. I love the game, but damn, has post launch support been abysmal.
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mostcorrupt
9 months ago#9
So it's kinda like a vampire.
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