During a behind-closed-doors presentation before the start of The Game Awards 2018, Bioware confirmed the dates for Anthem‘s VIP demo and open demo.
The VIP demo will run January 25th through January 27th, while the open demo will be live February 1st through February 3rd. The VIP demo will only be for those who preordered or are subscribed to EA/Origin Access, while the open demo will take in anyone. The VIP demo was moved up since its date announcement, putting the open demo in its original window.
Anthem will also have a closed alpha test December 8th and 9th, but during the presentation, Bioware expressed the difference between the purposes of these trials. While the closed alpha will serve to stress test the game, the VIP and open demos will be purely to enjoy a small section of the game in its finished state.
Anthem is slated to launch February 22nd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, dropping one week early for EA/Origin Access members. In other Anthem news, the game saw the debut of its first story trailer during The Game Awards.