Bioware’s Anthem Launching on Q1 2019 - Has No Loot Boxes

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One of EA's most anticipated games got its fair share of time in the spotlight today during its EA Play conference, with the publisher dedicating nearly 20 minutes to a deep-dive into the mechanics and gameplay of Anthem.

Anthem has been one of our most-anticipated E3 2018 games for a while, and EA obliged with a pretty good three-part look at the online RPG during its Hollywood press conference. After releasing the decidedly unimpressive Mass Effect: Andromeda and then miring themselves a huge debacle around the pay-to-play loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2, EA's reputation is once again scraping the bottom of the barrel. EA also revealed during EA Play 2018 that the game would feature a female character, which caused some controversy from some fans.

In addition to being very versatile and customizable, as promised by Electronic Arts, Anthem title is not meant to include the controversial loot boxes or the ability to spend money to gain in-game advantages. Players will control characters who will don mech suits called "javelins" that give them superhero-like powers to take on the worlds hostile forces and creatures. Early birds will also receive a Founders Player Banner if they preorder Anthem. We also got a release date of February 22nd 2019. The Clone Wars is the next set of plans the game has to offer.

After the trailer was revealed, it was told by the developers that game is to be a "live game".

Anthem When Destiny coined the term "shared-world shooter", it was basically the only game in town. Up to four players band together to take on whatever perils you discover as a heroic team.

Anthem gameplay trailer reveals how quests, combat, and flying work
Bioware's Anthem Will Be Released On Feb. 22nd For Consoles And PC

The highlight of the show came from Bioware's Anthem.

According to, EA and BioWare have announced the official Anthem release date!

Unravel Two is the sequel to Unravel - the first indie game published under the EA Originals brand back in 2016. The game will release on September 7, 2018. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world. For American football, Madden NFL19 is coming to PC (for the first time since 08), alongside Xbox One and PS4. The game's main story can be played solo or cooperatively and same goes for exploring the game's open world.

Bioware revealed some more of the game's story as well as you will be playing one of the Freelancers, a group capable of wearing and operating the special Javelin exo-suits, which will be necessary to navigate this unsafe world.