Anthem to have free story DLC, beta dates, and plenty more during PAX West


During their PAX West panel, BioWare revealed that their upcoming EA published title Anthem will feature free story DLC, romance type options, and even the dates in which fans can get their hands on the game for its upcoming beta.

With their change in tone towards free content versus microtransactions, EA and Bioware have revealed that their upcoming title Anthem will remain entirely free of charge for fans to enjoy. Additionally, the team has also revealed that relationships themselves, romance options even, will not make an appearance in their upcoming game.

While many are familiar with the deep bonds that players can form with their NPC partners, BioWare has buckled down in showing that romance options will not be available due to the complexity of designing them. While this is a bit of a change for BioWare, they assured fans that their designing relationships with NPCs will remain deep and will remain as personal as ever as you work your way through the story.

Continuing on through their panel during PAX West 2018, BioWare also confirmed that Anthem will receive a full-blown demo, not a technical test, on February 1, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. They have confirmed that play sessions are being considered for a VIP demo and will be automatically available to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers, meaning they will be able to get into it automatically.

EA confirmed that those who have pre-ordered Anthem will also be able to participate in the beta when it gets underway in 2019. Along with all of the information, EA and BioWare have released a new trailer that you can see down below, which begins to build up the story, gameplay information, and just what you can expect from the graphics engine the game is using.

Did you miss the PAX West panel? You can view the full video down below thanks to Daiki Style Gaming on YouTube.

Will you be taking the dive next year with BioWare’s next ambitious franchise or are you going to hold out for more Dragon Age and Mass Effect? Let us know in the comments below.

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