BioWare’s lead producer Ben Irving and head of live service Chad Robertson have announced that several planned features for Anthem have been delayed.
“While we have delivered many of the Act 1 features on time, we are not going to hit all the goals on our Act 1 Calendar,” Irving and Robertson wrote in a post on Reddit. “We have been prioritizing things like bug fixes, stability and game flow over the new features of Act 1. We set aside time for this work, but the reality is there are more things to fix and improve than we planned for. While this is the best thing to do for the game, it means some items from the calendar will be delayed.”
The features affected by this delay include the Mastery System, Guilds, the second phase of Legendary Missions, weekly Stronghold challenges, leaderboards, and a few new Freeplay events. BioWare has also delayed Anthem‘s big Cataclysm event, which was scheduled to begin in May. More information about the Cataclysm will be shared next month.
“We know you have been waiting for these updates, and that you might not be pleased with where we are today. We understand and respect these perspectives,” the pair added. “The only thing we can say is this – We Believe in Anthem. We believe the game will be great, but we recognize getting there will take a lot of hard work. We want to do that work and we want you all to join us on the journey to get there.”
In other news, BioWare released a new update for the game yesterday that introduced The Sunken Cell Stronghold and several quality of life improvements.
Anthem is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.