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|Anthem coincidentally the start of "a 10-year journey" for EA and BioWare|
Added: 20.06.2017 10:38 | 0 views | 0 comments
EA has said BioWare's ambitious and visually impressive new IP will be the "the start of maybe a 10-year journey for us" - echoing .
, EA vice president Patrick Soderlund said (from 1:41:30 onwards): "[Anthem is] a social game where you and your friends go out on quests and journeys. It's a game that we've been working on for almost four years now. And it's a game that - once we launch it next year - will be the start of maybe a 10-year journey for us."
. It being a shared-world shooter - a massively-multiplayer online game of sorts - means EA and BioWare will need to invest heavily in building a live online service as well as in building the game itself. In other words, Anthem is a bigger undertaking than a next Dragon Age or Mass Effect game.
|Mass Effect Andromeda Cheats|
Added: 20.06.2017 6:36 | 0 views | 0 comments
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|Anthem Has Mass Effect 1 and 2 Lead Writer Drew Karpyshyn Working On It|
Added: 16.06.2017 0:29 | 2 views | 0 comments
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|Anthem: release date, trailer, story, beta, Javelins - everything we know|
Added: 15.06.2017 15:47 | 2 views | 0 comments
Undoubtedly one of the biggest reveals at E3 2017, Anthem is BioWare’s brand new IP. From the minds behind the original Mass Effect, the game looks to be targeting the likes of Destiny 2 and The Division in terms of being the next huge, live MMO-like. But what is it, exactly? We’ve got all the details right here.
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Anthem release date
Anthem will release autumn 2018 according to the game’s .
The game has, of course, been in development for quite some time. Indeed, we actually saw a glimpse of it without even knowing in a Tweet from Peter Moore last August.
|Is Anthem's E3 reveal the real deal on Xbox One X?|
Added: 15.06.2017 14:00 | 3 views | 0 comments
As a 'one more thing' closing zinger for the Microsoft E3 2017 media briefing, the reveal of BioWare's is hard to beat. A highly polished six-minute gameplay demo - or 'vertical slice' - the code is said to be running on Xbox One X hardware and it looks simply incredible. But from The Witcher 3 to Watch Dogs 2 and Destiny, we've been burnt before by preview teasers that exhibited noticeable downgrades when final code eventually hits stores. Armed with a pristine 4K capture of the trailer direct from Microsoft's on-site media riser, we set out to answer the question - is this the real deal?
Let's bang one nail on the head right away: resolution. Anthem is running at 3840x2160 in this demo, but it does so using checkerboard rendering. Looking through our capture, we noted distinctive
artefacting on moving edges, presenting as a faint criss-cross pattern where only half the pixels are shaded. The presentation still looks pin-sharp, even with a compromise that effectively halves native 4K resolution. The technique works for three reasons: firstly, the human eye can't really track precision detail in motion (checkerboarding looks very good on slower motion scenes), secondly 'sample and hold' LCD technology cuts resolved resolution in motion, and finally the tiny pixel pitch on 4K screens makes discerning pixel-level detail extremely difficult any way.
This is not a trivial implementation of the technique by the Frostbite team - it's the result of a concentrated R&D effort that initially aimed to exploit the power of the PlayStation 4 Pro GPU for 4K display owners, and we've already seen a successful roll-out of the technology in BioWare's own Mass Effect Andromeda, running at a lesser 1800p on PS4 Pro. It's not a 'true 4K', but the fact that we're seeing it in the Anthem demo lends more weight to this as an authentic Xbox One X reveal. If there's any doubt as to whether it's a PC version running at max settings, to an extent this puts that to rest - Frostbite aims for full native rendering in its PC incarnation.
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|Games reviews roundup: Mass Effect: Andromeda; Voez; Ghost Blade HD|
Added: 15.06.2017 6:09 | 3 views | 0 comments
A sci-fi franchise’s new mission is beset by old bugs, the Switch gets musical and a shoot’ em up provides a powerfully pure arcade experience
PS4, Xbox One, PC, EA, cert: 16
Despite the lofty reputation that the original Mass Effect (2007-12)has garnered, it’s crucial to remember that those games had no shortage of bugs, errors and glitches on release. Bearing this in mind will make the failings of Andromeda far more palatable. Chiefly, those irritants are in the domain of animation, with characters’ facial features and physical movements feeling wooden and unnatural. Stilted voice work delivering unrealistic dialogue doesn’t help either. These are real problems in a game where relationships are central to an investment in the universe.
|Mass Effect: Andromeda review - this galaxy has promise|
Added: 15.06.2017 6:09 | 3 views | 0 comments
Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playing
Much like the colonists in Mass Effect: Andromeda, the developers at BioWare have thrown everything they have at this new galaxy, and have been rewarded with a promising new world – once they clear up the mess.
With the successful original trilogy, the Mass Effect series gained a reputation as a clunky space epic, with poor combat that the player suffered through to reach the next bit of story. The first Mass Effect, released a decade ago, is a relic, all but unplayable now but at the time fresh and exciting, and ultimately revered for kicking off what became a beloved franchise. Mass Effect: Andromeda has a lot to live up to, a fresh start in a new galaxy but without the benefit of coming out of nowhere as that first game did.
|The writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 is working on Anthem|
Added: 14.06.2017 20:44 | 1 views | 0 comments
BioWare's upcoming sci-fi RPG Anthem is getting an assist in the writing department from former Mass Effect 1 and 2 lead writer Drew Karpyshyn.
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Karpyshyn previously worked at BioWare for 12 years and had his hands in everything from Baldur's Gate 2 to Star Wars: The Old Republic as well as the Mass Effect games.
After acknowledging briefly that he was working on a "new game" according to in the past, we've finally received confirmation that Karpyshyn is going to be returning to BioWare to work on their latest project.