EA is first up to bat with the official beginning of E3 2018 with the EA Play event. Anthem was delayed into 2019, allegedly due to development pressures. Closing out the EA Play conference, Anthem's official release date was revealed: February 22, 2019, for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Four Bioware developers took the stage to discuss some details for Anthem, which is the first time we've all gotten a deeper look into what the game is. When players step out into Anthem's dangerous world, it will be a place inhabited by other players. The hub for players will be single-player, though.
In Anthem, there are four suits that players will be able to use. The suits are called Javelins. The javelins will have customizable gear, which will affect the gameplay, and some visual options to add as well. As far as microtransactions, there are no loot boxes and the declaration that players will always know exactly what they're purchasing.
Full Anthem gameplay was shown and took players through one of Anthem's co-op experiences. Sadly, the gameplay tease ended before showing the boss fight. Here are a few other highlights from EA Play 2018:
- Unravel Two announced and launched now
- Madden 2019 gameplay debuted
- Madden returns to PC, finally
- Star Wars: Battlefront 2 returns to the Clone Wars
- Fifa 19 Champions League free trial available now
Stay tuned to Shacknews for more E3 2018 news.