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EA and BioWare’s Anthem Will Not Feature Romantic Relationships

10 June, 2018, 07:08 | Author: Tara Roberts

The event will commence with a press conference at 11:00 PM PT / 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, June 9th, where the publisher will show off all of the games it has in store for the coming months.

EA Play conference begins at 7pm BST. For those aching for more Anthem, more footage and information will definitely be cropping up along the week, so make sure to stay tuned for more updates.

Anthem When Destiny coined the term "shared-world shooter", it was basically the only game in town.

So outside of the release date, what else do we know?

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EA debuted a new subscription service at EA Play, which is their answer to Xbox Game Pass. Details are light on the ground, but it will be an upgrade on Origin Access and give players access to new EA game from day one for a subscription fee. They'll do this if they knock it out of the park with Battlefield V and Anthem.

Fans can tune in to watch the EA Play conference on June 9 on the EA website, or you can catch all the action on Twitch and Youtube. BioWare did say that it has built the game so that it can build new stories into this game whenever and however it wants in the future, and that's likely the key takeaway when it comes to Anthem: EA and BioWare want it to last for years.

You'll still be building relationships and maintaining friendships, but you won't be falling for any specific characters the way we did in BioWare's previous games. The Ranger is a general suit for up close and personal combat, the Colossus is heavier and has big weapons, and there is also the Interceptor and the Storm.

BioWare manager Casey Hudson confirmed the title won't have loot boxes or "ability to pay for power", but will feature microtransactions for customisable outfits for each mech suit, otherwise known as Javelins. As you complete objectives, you return back to the hub to complete your missions and move forward with your individual story arc. DICE revealed that it would receive free DLC that will explore the Clone Wars as well as allowing you to play as Obi-Wan among others. Opening and closing the show with clips and gameplay footage, developers announced a release date of February 22, 2019, for the upcoming action RPG. It sounds like more Javelins will be added post launch.

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