It sounds like developer BioWare wasn’t kidding about keeping Anthem going for years to come. According to a recent tweet, Anthem save files will transfer to next-gen consoles, despite the fact that they haven’t even been announced yet.
In response to a fan on Twitter, BioWare head of live service Chad Robertson confirmed that players will be able to carry over their saves from current-gen consoles to next-gen consoles.
— Chad Robertson (@crobertson_atx) February 7, 2019
What this means is still pretty unclear, considering we don’t have any confirmation about either Sony or Microsoft’s next-generation consoles. It could mean that BioWare already knows that both consoles will be backward compatible, or it could mean that BioWare plans on pulling a Bungie by having players repurchase the game to play it on next-gen consoles.
We can definitely deduce that BioWare plans on supporting Anthem for at least two years, with next-gen consoles rumored to launch in late 2020. We also know that another team at BioWare is working on the next Dragon Age, which probably means that the developer as a whole already has some sort of knowledge about next-gen consoles, if not developer kits.
Either way, this should be good news for players who are interested in Anthem but concerned about its longevity. BioWare recently revealed its plans for Anthem‘s endgame and the first few stages of its post-launch roadmap, but apparently the developer’s plans for the game extend far beyond all that.
Anthem launches on February 22nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.