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EA seems compulsively addicted to overly-complicated game releases, and its recent attempt to simplify Anthem‘s launch specifics has had the opposite effect.

In a recent Twitter post, EA Help gave us a chart graphic meant to explain when different platforms will support Anthem at what times. The grid-like chart has platforms, preorders, and Origin statuses along the side, the days for Anthem‘s various demos, trials, and launches across the top, and checks or X’s at each cross section as they apply. In all fairness, it’s not completely incomprehensible, but it does an effective job at illustrating how EA has managed to gum up the simple process of just releasing a game.

To summarize, everyone that has preordered, or is part of EA Access or Origin Access, will get to enjoy this weekend’s beta, but only PC players with Origin Access Premier get to play the full game one week early on February 15th. EA Access and Origin Access Basic members will also get to play the game starting February 15th, but only for the first 10 hours and only on Xbox One or PC, with PlayStation 4 players having no early access options. Finally, despite what the chart seems to convey, everyone can play the game once it drops on February 22nd.

In other Anthem news, BioWare recently confirmed that the game’s first DLC region is already several weeks into development, suggesting that players will see it not too long after launch.

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Anthem release chart tries to explain the game’s whack release schedule

A new release chart for Anthem makes figuring out the game's release likely more difficult than its final boss fight.

By Nick Plessas | 01/31/2019 02:30 PM PT

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EA seems compulsively addicted to overly-complicated game releases, and its recent attempt to simplify Anthem‘s launch specifics has had the opposite effect.

In a recent Twitter post, EA Help gave us a chart graphic meant to explain when different platforms will support Anthem at what times. The grid-like chart has platforms, preorders, and Origin statuses along the side, the days for Anthem‘s various demos, trials, and launches across the top, and checks or X’s at each cross section as they apply. In all fairness, it’s not completely incomprehensible, but it does an effective job at illustrating how EA has managed to gum up the simple process of just releasing a game.

To summarize, everyone that has preordered, or is part of EA Access or Origin Access, will get to enjoy this weekend’s beta, but only PC players with Origin Access Premier get to play the full game one week early on February 15th. EA Access and Origin Access Basic members will also get to play the game starting February 15th, but only for the first 10 hours and only on Xbox One or PC, with PlayStation 4 players having no early access options. Finally, despite what the chart seems to convey, everyone can play the game once it drops on February 22nd.

In other Anthem news, BioWare recently confirmed that the game’s first DLC region is already several weeks into development, suggesting that players will see it not too long after launch.

Read More


About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808