I am waiting for Anthem to get more content. I played the beta, the VIP beta and the open beta with the talk of a rather lackluster end game I am fine waiting. I did Destiny, The Division and Destiny 2 hard when they first came out and have learned the wait and see approach.
Both Apex and Anthem can co-exist in the multiplayer space since they have different offerings of experience for the player (PvP or PvE). If Anthem dies and if it’s because of troubling issues that existed in the demo that the rumors say was based on an early build, then I put full blame on EA for underestimating the time needed to fully polish the game. I know it’s not a good look to push back a game for a second time, but I feel like EA needs a positive mindset from potential players at the start if they want the game to be successful. The last thing they need is a Battlefront 2 or ME Andromeda situation, but I really feel like EA will be the core reason the game fails if anything.
Of course it doesn't kill it but to say it won't have an effect is silly imo. Likely people won't buy Anthem because they have a game that was free that they are enjoying and can use that $60 on something else.
People are missing that a game like Anthem has to be THE game to play at launch. It's a major new GaaS franchise from EA/Bioware with tons of marketing behind it. It's supposed to be a tentpole blockbuster release and right now Apex has all the chatter/hype/media attention that a game like Anthem needs. That's why this thread exists.
speaking for myself here, but when i plan on buying a game at launch that's that, it'll get my money and time unless something catastrophic happens. in this regard people already made up their mind on Anthem, which has been marketed for over a year now and not going for the flashbang "talk of the town" market f2p BR covers. Anthem's audience is already baked in, more or less.
Dude, exactly. So many people in here giving the "politically correct" answer and saying this. Let's face it. If people are getting swept up in Apex, they will all have less time to spend with other games. And guaran-fucking-teed some of those will enjoy Apex so much they'll push off Anthem purchase priority.
I'm definitely staying away from anthem after getting hooked on apex. Although that's only because I don't have much time for multiple games at once during the semester... They are different enough that I could see both succeeding, assuming anthem ends up being a good product
I don’t think it’s gonna matter much. As much as people look down on it, I feel that lack of pvp is gonna hurt anthem. It’s what kept most playing destiny through the lulls. People always rush through the content.
Any game that dominates this hard like Apex is, will hurt pretty much every game, especially the ones that launch during it's hype phase. So ya Anthem is toast. Anthem could really use the free advertising on Twitch from all the streamers playing it but now only a handful will and all the big ones will be on still be on Apex.
The "they're totally different games" comments are out of touch. They're both teamwork based shooters that you play with your friends. Right now everyone and their friends are playing Apex. If the majority of a group of friends aren't interested in Anthem and are still digging Apex then they're going to keep playing Apex, and the decision to either keep playing the awesome free game you're still enjoying or migrate to another game with a $60 entry fee will be an easy choice for most groups.
My friend group and I and the perfect target audience for Anthem - 6 "regulars" and another 4-6 "occasionals" with many many thousands of hours of Destiny 1, 2 and The Division between us this gen. I'm the only one "enthusiast" enough to be a forum poster though. Apex has just murdered any chance of Anthem being picked up by us all at launch. It's gone from potential interest and most of us probably picking it up, in hope of finding that next game we can all get online to play and hang out, shoot the shit - to "We have a new game everyone logs in every night to play, this is awesome!". And if not picked up by a majority at launch, the network effects in our small group mean it's very unlikely it'll become a staple for us and the chances of anyone buying it are much reduced.
If the feedback from the 7 day premier players is AMAZING, I will still perhaps pick up Anthem and give it a quick go myself - I did enjoy the flying. It's gone from a very likely purchase to super borderline, personally. And maybe things will change for the group in 2 weeks as the Anthem marketing intensifies, small chance.
Anthem was basically the next big thing I had to be excited for. Paid for Origin sub and everything to play the demo and start playing the game early. Now Apex came out, and I couldn't care less about Anthem or Metro.