- Oct 25, 2017
Pretty much. I honestly dont believe anything will change under the current leadership. I fully expect Anthem support to die down and their next game suffering from similar issues.Andromeda post launch support was canceled because anthem was a fucking dumpster fire in early 2017 and they needed all hands on deck. The sales pattern for single player dlc is well documented and sad enough that it probably didn't make financial sense to continue.
Anthem is a different beast. It's a pure GaaS model unlike Andromeda with its segmented multi (like Inquisition) that's hard to get people attached enough to spend cosmetics/money on. There are solid enough fundementals that exist in anthem for them to relaunch the game next year into something I can see them willing to support long term. Maybe under a new name.
Expecting or hoping for a FF14 ARR reboot is ridiculous. That's a sub game where the revenue potential would support taking 3 years to relaunch and anthem/EA/bioware don't have anywhere near the brand power of mainline FF to make sure fans give them another shot, hence the new name maybe F2P. Also, SE enacted a huge leadership change, and nothing points to Bioware making any serious changes. Many of the people that guided the studio into crunch addled rough waters from mass effect 3 and on are still there.
I mean, Mark darrah said that Andromedas problem was that it launched in a year with too much rpgs so it wasnt give a fair chance. They cant see the problem.