BioWare is having a hard time with Anthem. While the company released a promised 1.1.0 update, some news followed shortly after, which saddened the fans of the game. 1.1.0 content update brings several major features to the world of Anthem including new Stronghold, The Sunken Cell, but the majority of previously promised content is missing. BioWare announced that it’s delaying some of the features including the conclusion to Act 1, the Cataclysm.
In our previous post regarding the 90-days roadmap for Anthem, we wrote that Echoes of Reality should culminate with the Cataclysm event kicking off in May. To be fair, BioWare hasn’t even been able to release other previously promised content, which we were supposed to get in Part 2, this includes Mastery Progression System, Guilds, Legendary Missions, Weekly Stronghold Challenges, Leaderboards, and some other in-game events.
However, we should keep in mind that whilst announcing the roadmap, BioWare wasn’t expecting to sink in so much manpower and time that’s required to fix many of the game’s issues. According to the company, these bug and stability fixes were prioritized and that’s what we’re getting with 1.1.0. Announcing the update, the developers also touched on their communication admitting that the company has been talking about things way too early.
While the initial 90-days roadmap is nothing but trash now and nothing has been made to replace it, it’s nice to know, that BioWare is still committed to the game. Anthem’s future remains unclear and from what we’ve seen so far it’s hard to believe that Anthem will keep itself afloat for the next decade as the developers were expecting prior to its release. However, in all seriousness, if the 10-year period is a target, we’ll rather get updates with bug fixes instead. Content can wait for now…
Anthem is released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.