E3 2017: BioWare's New IP Anthem Gets More Details at MS Conference

The game was showed off in 4K running on the Xbox One X

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EA unveiled a bit of a tease for BioWare upcoming new IP Anthem, but the Microsoft press conference showed off new gameplay and details for Xbox One X in full 4K resolution.

Up to four players will play as Freelancers, taking on missions and expeditions. They will each wear customizable Javelin exosuits that are capable of flight. The Ranger suit is versatile and balanced, while the Colossus is a tank suit. There also appear to be a wide variety of creatures to make the world a bit more intimidating, depending on how your suit is decked out.

The environment can also play tricks on you with large scale storms that can sidetrack your mission. 

“Our developers at BioWare have been creating something special," EA VP Patrick Soderlund said in an announcement released as the gameplay was being shown. “We’re pushing Frostbite to new heights, developing a game unlike anything EA has ever made before. We’re telling a new story, creating a social, co-operative experience, and putting it in a contiguous open world that is dynamic and will be ever-changing for years to come."

Expect more on the game when we see it during the show.

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    June 11, 2017 3:48 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, E3 2017: BioWare's New IP Anthem Gets More Details at MS Conference

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      June 11, 2017 3:53 PM

      You know, I could see myself giving this game a chance. It's visually impressive, and I like mechs/powersuits.

      I wonder how Destiny 2 will look in comparison to this game.

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        June 11, 2017 6:04 PM

        Ya, I think this may have taken some wind out off Destiny 2's sail. But, they may still announce more details during the week. Although for now I'll probably be pushing my friends to play Anthem instead of D2. Granted I'll have to buy an Xbox.

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          June 11, 2017 6:46 PM

          To be fair to Destiny 2, this Anthem game has been in development a long time and with Bioware throwing their very best at it.

          Bungie has been bleeding talent ever since Destiny 1 launched, so they're not as strong a developer as years past.

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            June 11, 2017 6:52 PM

            It's more a jab at my friends playing Destiny 1. I only have the PC and the 360, so haven't been able to play with them. Not that I can afford a S or X to play either game - since they killed the possibility of cross platform play.

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        June 12, 2017 5:10 AM

        It's a frostbite engine game made by nu bioware and published by EA. I'm going to pass. I'd rather try destiny.