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Anthem, the multiplayer, open-world, action RPG from Bioware, has been pushed to 2019 according to EA. This was in response to The Wall Street Journal after a report that development was behind schedule.

EA’s Chief Financial Officer, Blake Jorgensen, told The Journal that it wasn’t a delay, but a change in schedule since they plan to release a Battlefield game in October and releasing a new IP in that time-frame wouldn’t be ideal. This happened in 2016 with the launch of Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, which affected the sales of the latter. So now we should expect Anthem to launch early 2019.

Anthem is a new IP from the developers of Mass Effect, where players take control of mechanized battle suits in a sci-fi setting. The gameplay trailer from Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference gave off a vibe reminiscent to Destiny and The Division, being an online co-op shooter with RPG elements. We’ll know more about this game come closer to its launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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