So, this is kind of a strange, time-traveling move on EA (and Bioware’s) part: a launch trailer that jumps the gun on the actual game by almost two weeks. So, granted, it isn’t really two weeks – it’s a ten-day period between today and Anthem’s February 22nd launch. That said, there really are some more days left on the calendar – the launch trailer seems slightly premature.
Perhaps this is EA’s way of keeping interest in Anthem and recapturing some of that original hype. With the game’s demo being plagued by stability and server issues during the initial period, and the game’s demo itself receiving a more lukewarm than not response from critics and the (more outspoken) community, it seems that interest in this Destiny killer has waned in recent times. Which really could be bad news, considering EA’s history, and Bioware’s last title, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s, fate. There’s also the possibility that the recent launch of EA’s own sleeper-hit Apex Legends – which has recently garnered some 10 million unique players in four days since its inception. Perhaps the thunder is being stolen out of Anthem’s feet with a series of unfortunate circumstances – not incidents. It remains to be seen. For now, instead of spelling doom left and right, just watch the small but cool Anthem launch trailer. Let’s hope the story holds… For a game with no PvP, let’s just hope the story holds.