Since its rocky launch in February, BioWare’s online shooter Anthem has struggled to spin its story into a positive one, particularly in light of continued development difficulties and the departure of high-profile team members. However, despite persistent speculation that BioWare and publisher EA might quietly abandon the game, the developer is reportedly now looking to massively overhaul the experience ready for a future reboot.
According to a Kotaku’s Jason Schreier, plans to overhaul the troubled shooter have been in the works for some time.
Kotaku’s sources refer to the project as both “Anthem Next” and “Anthem 2.0”, and as those names suggest, the scope of BioWare’s intended plans are substantial, with the developer reportedly leaving little untouched. Changes to loot, quests, difficulty, progression, the world map, social elements, and possibly even the entire game structure have all been mooted.