In today’s Electronic Arts financial call, the publisher spoke a little bit about Anthem and said that they are hoping for a release in the last month of the fourth quarter of the financial year.
During the call, CEO Andrew Wilson had prepared remarks about the game, calling it “stunning and ambitious” and teasing that it will be something entirely new for games. “Every dimension of this game will offer something entirely new for a wide audience of players,” Wilson stated, “from a new universe with unique stories that BioWare is creating, to the cooperative gameplay, to the epic and beautiful environment that constantly evolves around players.” Wilson also commented on how he expects the community to be involved with the game.
“Anthem is a fundamentally social experience, and we will open new ways for fans to join the community and play early, enabling us to shape and refine the game with their input and feedback,”
Wilson said. It is likely he is referring to EA Access’ trial periods, which allow players with subscriptions to the service to play games for a trial period ahead of release. The statement that fans can “play early” likely means a beta is on the way, though it’s unclear if this will be open or closed.
Anthem is set to release in early 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.