BioWare confirms work on major Anthem overhaul has officially ceased

February 24, 2021
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Development on beleaguered multiplayer shooter Anthem’s major overhaul – variously known as “Anthem Next” and “Anthem 2.0” – has officially ceased, according to BioWare, and the studio will now focus its efforts on the next Dragon Age and Mass Effect games.

Anthem 2.0 was officially announced last February – a little under 12 month’s after the game’s rocky launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC – with the aim of improving the underlying experience through more satisfying loot, better long-term progression, and a more fulfilling end game.

“We recognise that there’s still more fundamental work to be done to bring out the full potential of [Anthem],” BioWare admitted at the time of its 2.0 reveal, “and it will require a more substantial reinvention than an update or expansion”.

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