Update: EA Confirms Anthem Delay To 2019
Update: In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, EA has confirmed that Anthem is being delayed to 2019, though the company does not characterize it as a delay. Electronic Arts deny Kotaku's report that the reason for the delay has anything to do with development troubles. The original story is as follows:
Bioware's ambitious multiplayer co-op shooter Anthem is now set for 2019, according to a report from Kotaku.
The changed date comes in the midst of a deep dive report on the new game from the venerated studio. The article talks about the immense pressure the developers are under to properly deliver the game, which is apparently Bioware's most ambitious project in the studio's history.
The game started in pre-production when Mass Effect director Casey Hudson was heading the title before leaving in 2014, returning last year to lead the studio as a whole.
You can find Anthem's gameplay reveal below. Anthem was announced at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference with a presumed release date of spring 2018. It is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Hopefully the pressure on the studio is not too great, but it is good that they are taking as much time as they need. The studio does not need a reputation for rushed games to outlive their reputation for great ones.