Anthem Demo Marks the Beginning of February
During their appearance at the PAX West 2018 Anthem panel, Bioware announced that the Anthem demo will be released on February 1 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The play session is considered a VIP demo and will only be available to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers at the Basic and Premium tiers, as well as gamers who have pre-ordered the game.
Bioware also assured that it’s a full demo, not simply a technical demo or test. In addition, they said that there will be numerous alphas and betas between now and the demo release.
The developer recently revealed what they’re trying to accomplish with the game in a Gamescom interview.
“[There’s] two big principals there: one is generosity towards our players,” said Anthem director Jon Warner. “We never ever want people to regret spending time with us, or spending money with us, and that’s something that’s really important to us as gamers and as creators. We never ever want people to regret spending time with us, or spending money with us, and that’s something that’s really important to us as gamers and as creators”
“The other one is providing experience that is engaging… being able to inhabit a BioWare-style experience over a longer period of time is something that is very interesting for us, so that sense of engagement and wonder, and trying to provide continued reasons to re-engage, is also a principal that guides us.”
Anthem is scheduled to release for on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22, 2019.