If rigorous explanations and scientific terminologies are something you crave, then Anthem might not be the game for you.
"Very much like Star Wars, very much like the Marvel Universe, where you see a lot of amazing things happening, but we don't worry too much about why they're happening or how they're happening.”
“The science of it - Mass Effect is much more our real hardcore science fiction IP,” he added. “This one is much more about just having fun in a game world that is lush and exotic and really sucks you in."
The trailer released for Anthem depicts a group of ragtag mercenaries, called Freelancers, on an alien planet fighting to survive. Players enter into mechanized suits that provide them with fantastic abilities like flight or teleportation, along with more mundane technology such as guns and missiles. The combination of the implausible with the accepted, along with being a cooperative shooter, has drawn many to compare the upcoming title with the 2015 hit Destiny.
Anthem’s reception at E3 was mostly positive, with many gaming outlets praising Bioware for taking a chance on a new IP. The trailer and gameplay footage certainly looked stunning,
When asked where the inspiration for the game came from, Flynn replied that it came “from our own personal lives", and a desire to play a game with his two children. He said that as the developer matures many people start families of their own the desire for a more cooperative experience was shared throughout the company.
He went on to state that the diversity of people at Bioware also helps to create interesting stories. "We've had folks that moved to Canada and are immigrants, so often those stories find their way in. We have LGBTQ members and those stories find their way into the games," he said.
It being an Edmonton-based radio station and with Bioware being primarily located there as well, the CBC host couldn’t help but ask if there were going to be any references to the Canadian city in the upcoming title. Flynn was coy on the subject, but said to expect some easter eggs “by the time it’s done”.
Anthem is set to release later on in the Fall of 2018.