Update: In an interview with Game Informer, Anthem executive producer Mark Darrah initially stated that the game would run at 30FPS on consoles. As it turns out, this may not be the case after all. While answering questions on Twitter regarding Anthem, Darrah indicated that newer revisions of the game could be running at higher frame rates or at least unlocked frame rates.
To further clarify:
While I previously said consoles would be locked at 30, I may actually prove wrong. ESPECIALLY on the newer revisions. https://t.co/mEYvNM6C0n
— Mark Darrah (@BioMarkDarrah) June 10, 2018
Original: Members of the BioWare team took the stage at EA Play 2018 to give fans a deep dive into the world of Anthem.
As we already knew from its first reveal, Anthem features a living shared-world with other players that everyone experiences together. Still, BioWare is aware of how its fans love single-player RPG experiences, so the team assured that Anthem would include the impact and agency of a single-player story while combing it with the fun of co-op gameplay.
The world is ever-changing, meaning you’ll need to contend with dangerous monsters and storms that reshape the land. Because of this, you’ll only be able to explore in a Javelin exosuit. There will be four Javelin’s designed for different playstyles; Ranger, Colossus, Interceptor, and Storm.
Your character, a Freelancer, is uniquely skilled to pilot a Javelin. Some of the story consists of ancient enemies called the Dominion seeking to weaponize a force called the Anthem of Creation.
There will be microtransactions for cosmetics and other items that can be purchased, but there will be no random loot boxes and you will not be able to pay for any gameplay advantage at all. There are no pay-to-win mechanics.
In Game Informer’s rapid-fire interview of 123 questions, we also found out that Anthem will run at 30FPS on consoles with the possibility of 4K resolution support. However, this is not set in stone. The PC release will not be locked at 30FPS.
Anthem is set to release on February 22, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
You can pre-order it from the Microsoft Store for $59.99.