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Anthem arrives on EA/Origin Access seven months after launch

By midian182 · 4 replies
Sep 13, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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  1. Despite the massive advertising campaign leading up to and following the game’s release, Anthem received mostly middling reviews and early price reductions. It seems even BioWare’s reputation for making brilliant RPGs and the opportunity to use an Iron Man-style suit alongside friends wasn’t enough to save Anthem from mediocrity.

    BioWare pushed out hundreds of improvements to address Anthem’s bugs, crashes, and performance issues. It was the best-selling game during its launch month of February, and earned over $100 million within four weeks of being released, but only $3.5 million of that was from the microtransactions EA hoped would support the game long into its life.

    EA Access and Origin Access Basic subscribers will now be able to access the Standard Edition of Anthem, while those who subscribe to the PC-only Origin Access Premier get the Legion of Dawn Edition.

    Moving to Origin Access so soon after launch might look bad for Anthem—the much-maligned Mass Effect: Andromeda also hit the service seven months after release back in 2017—but recent times have seen EA bring popular titles to the platform not long after their arrival, including Battlefield V. If the move helps add new Anthem players and leads to more in-game purchases, EA will see it as being a smart decision.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,525   +1,324

    Battlefield V was also a disaster. It's barely more popular than Anthem. It also sold a lot less than EA anticipated. Hence why it ended up on the subscription model so soon as well.
    Morris Minor likes this.
  3. Adi6293

    Adi6293 TS Maniac Posts: 259   +232

    If EA keeps this sh*** up soon only FIFA will make them money, how can't they see that they're eating their own tail? Not all games can be FIFA, it that so hard to recognize?.......
  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 2,033   +1,552

    EA will do anything to bring more people to their game except make a good game.
  5. MelanieS19

    MelanieS19 TS Rookie

    It's already been on Origin Access...it's how I played it when it first came out...

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