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BioWare’s Anthem Won’t Have PvP At Launch

BioWare’s Anthem Won’t Have PvP At Launch

One of EA's most anticipated games got its fair share of time in the spotlight today during its EA Play conference, with the publisher dedicating nearly 20 minutes to a deep-dive into the mechanics and gameplay of Anthem. The game will come out in the first half of 2019 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. It will take a lot of fine-tuning to get their customers to trust them again, especially after the whole Star Wars: Battlefront II debacle with micro-transactions and loot boxes.

The new production is a multiplayer cooperative adventure with elements of action and RPG, which stands out for its graphics, but which also immerses the players in the universe of science fiction. Showing off a brand new trailer for the game that depicts the state of the world in ruin after some cataclysmic event and you are part of the last of humanity fighting to reclaim the world.

Unlike BioWare's Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, Anthem won't feature romance options.

The higher-tier Legion of Dawn Edition includes all of that as well as the full set of Legion of Dawn armor packs for all four classes, a Ranger Javeline gear attachment, and the digital soundtrack. The players' job, at its core, is to protect the free people of Tarkus, the name of the planet on which Anthem takes place. After the trailer was released, members of the Bioware team confirmed certain details about the much-awaited rival to Activision's Destiny. New DLC and Expansions will be available post-launch.

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EA Play 2018 has officially wrapped up and had quite a few reveals up its sleeves for fans. Mind you, being an always-online co-op game with a heavy emphasis on shooting, Anthem doesn't sound like the usual BioWare game. The game will be released on August 10th 2018. Given BioWare's experience with cooperative multiplayer, it makes sense that Anthem would also lean into the co-op aspect, though going by Darrah's tweet, it sounds like BioWare also plans to eventually offer Anthem players a way to duke it out with each other. NBA Live 19 will feature a new chapter of "The One", a single player career mode which debuted in NBA Live 18.

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Here's all the best bits from the developer's EA Play showcase.

Speaking about a Anthem beta release date, he added: "Remember, we are still a distance out".