More news surrounding Anthem is coming out as its release date of February 22nd rapidly approaches. Fans frustrated by Destiny’s lack of matchmaking might be particularly interested in the latest piece of news.
In a response to a question on Twitter, Anthem’s Lead Producer, Ben Irving, stated that matchmaking will be available for every activity in the game.
The game – developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts – is one of 2019’s most-anticipated games, featuring a large, openly shared world in which players can group up together online as a four-person squad. However, if you prefer to remain a lone wolf, a matchmaking system should allow you to experience Anthem’s more challenging content when grouping up is actually necessary.
There is matchmaking for every activity in the game https://t.co/D32Ty8YCQ8— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) January 13, 2019
Anthem is thought of by many as “Destiny with jet packs.” If this is your mentality, then this should be especially welcome news if you were unable to play certain content in Destiny 2 simply due to the fact you had no clan member to play it with. Honestly, for anyone who has experienced the frustrations that come with a game that utilizes matchmaking – from Grand Theft Auto Online to The Division franchise – a legitimate matchmaking system will be a welcome addition, especially for a game as big as Anthem.
As with all unreleased games, it is probably best to take this news with a grain of salt. While the developer/publisher team of BioWare and Electronic Arts has been responsible for iconic franchises including Dragon Age and Mass Effect, we all know what Electronic Arts is capable of when it comes to maximizing their profits at the expense of game quality.
However, it should be noted that the majority of BioWare and Electronic Arts produced games have been considerably well-received by fans and critics alike, at least for the aforementioned major franchises. That should at least provide some hope that Anthem will deliver on expectations. Call us cautiously optimistic.
Stay tuned The Gamer for our review of Anthem when the game launches on February 22nd for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.