• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

BioWare's Anthem Likely Delayed Until 2019

Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
12,110 (5.82/day)
Location
Mars
Processor i7 8700k 4.7Ghz @ 1.26v
Motherboard AsRock Fatal1ty K6 Z370
Cooling beQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200/C16
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X @ 2100/5500
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 1TB + Samsung 830 256GB + Crucial BX100 250GB + Toshiba 1TB HDD
Display(s) Eizo Foris FG2421
Case Fractal Design Define C TG
Power Supply EVGA G2 750w
Mouse Logitech G502 Protheus Spectrum
Keyboard Sharkoon MK80 (Brown)
Software W10 x64
Tried that game but couldn't really get into it. Maybe because this 'Syndicate' clone's story was too crappy and boring to motivate me going further.
Game devs fail over and over to understand that a good quality game is FIRST the story, second, the game-play, and maybe third, the graphics, etc. But definitely, definitely, the quality of the story is the nr 1 defined point of any game.
Agreed, the story is crappy. But gameplay wise, it has quite a lot to offer. Personally, after having played some very rich storylines, and having played a huge amount of 13 in a dozen stuff, I really do prefer strong gameplay over a strong narrative most of the time. Another big component for games is the immersion factor and Satellite Reign captures that quite well.
 
Joined
Sep 7, 2017
Messages
3,183 (3.21/day)
System Name Grunt
Processor Intel i7-7820x
Motherboard MSI X299 Raider
Cooling Noctua NH-U12A
Memory Corsair LPX 3600 32GB (4x8GB)
Video Card(s) Powercolor Vega 64
Storage Intel 900p 280GB, 660p 2TB, Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2457, Samsung NU8000 TV
Case Corsair C70
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Software Win 10 Pro
Bioware used to be pretty good at both. Personally, I think ME2 was their last great game (at least ME2 gameplay was great on Insanity difficulty. The story was basically the Blues Brothers plot, but it's HOW they went about it that made it badass).

edit: That was actually the last game EA had nothing to do with too. Although Bioware did sell themselves to EA mid-development and EA published it, they didn't have a hand in development.
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 2, 2013
Messages
168 (0.07/day)
All these new games are style over substance. Polygon count and nice shiny multi-layered textures don't make a good game. Every one of these new games is following a formula that's been overused for over a decade now, to the letter. Combat mechanics have barely changed over the past 15 years. Physics simulation is still awful in games. AI is seriously bad and it doesn't look like it's gonna get any better anytime soon. And to top it all, we now have the cultural engineers invading the video game industry.
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2008
Messages
1,644 (0.39/day)
System Name Lailalo / Edelweiss
Processor Ryzen 1700 @ 3.8Ghz / i7 3610QM @2.3-3.2Ghz
Motherboard Asus X370 Prime/ Lenovo Y580
Cooling Noctua / Big hunk of copper
Memory 16GB DDR4 3200 Ripjaws with Samsung chips / 8GB Hyundai DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) XFX R9 390 / GTX 660M 2GB
Storage Crucial 1TB MX500 SSD, Segate 3TB, 64GB Synapse SSD as Pagefile drive / Western Digital 1TB 7200RPM
Display(s) LG Ultrawide 29in @ 2560x1080 / Lenovo 15.6 @ 1920x1080
Case Coolermaster Storm Sniper / Lenovo Y580
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar DG / Whatever Lenovo used
Power Supply Antec Truepower Blue 750W + Thermaltake 5.25in 250W / Big Power Brick
Mouse G602
Keyboard G510s
Software Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 Home
I hope Bioware just dies already. Although I'd rather this not be delayed too much. I want to see it launched... and then bomb.

This coming from a former Bioware fanboy. :p

This game doesn't even seem very Bioware-like anyways. They've lost so many people who made the past games that it's only natural, I guess.
Agreed. EA destroyed another studio. Better to just put a bullet in it now than watch it squirm in pain and gasping for breath.
 

bug

Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
7,542 (4.11/day)
Processor Intel i5-6600k (AMD Ryzen5 3600 in a box, waiting for a mobo)
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i11
Memory 2x16GB DDR4 3600 G.Skill Ripjaws V (@3200)
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 SC
Storage 500GB Samsung 970 EVO, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB Crucial MX300 and 3TB Seagate
Display(s) HP ZR24w
Case Raijintek Thetis
Audio Device(s) Audioquest Dragonfly Red :D
Power Supply Seasonic 620W M12
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard G.Skill KM780R
Software Arch Linux + Win10
I miss when games were meant to be fun.
You're not thinking straight and it shows. Few things are more fun than microtransactions for the one that rakes in the cash.
 
Joined
Mar 14, 2014
Messages
624 (0.28/day)
Processor i7-4790K 4.4GHz @1.18v
Motherboard ASUS Maximus Hero VII Z97
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S
Memory G. Skill Trident X 2x8GB 2133MHz
Video Card(s) 2x EVGA GTX 980 Ti Classified ACX 2.0 w/ EVGA HB SLI bridge
Storage OS on 120GB Kingston SSDNow V300, Samsung 850 Pro 512GB , 3TB Hitachi HDD, 2x5TB Toshiba X300
Display(s) Lenovo y27g
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Audio Device(s) AKG Q701's w/ O2+ODAC (Sounds a little bright)
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 850w
Mouse OG Steelseries Rival
Keyboard Rosewill Full Size. Red Switches. Blue Leds. RK-9100xBRE - Hate this. way to big
Software Win10
Benchmark Scores 3DMark FireStrike Score : 10299
Mannn I kinda wanted to see this game be something cool and fun. Is this the game they were talking about with the AI based loot and guide?
The only thing I don't like about loot games like The Division and Destiny is the bullet sponges. Don't like feeling like im shooting a pellet gun.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
1,368 (0.51/day)
I agree with everyone calling on bioware's death. The fact the studio was put onto an EA project rather then their own game series was enough evidence that bioware was following maxis to their doom.

Meh, at least we wont miss much. Anyone worth their weight at bioware left years ago when the founders deserted.
All these new games are style over substance. Polygon count and nice shiny multi-layered textures don't make a good game. Every one of these new games is following a formula that's been overused for over a decade now, to the letter. Combat mechanics have barely changed over the past 15 years. Physics simulation is still awful in games. AI is seriously bad and it doesn't look like it's gonna get any better anytime soon. And to top it all, we now have the cultural engineers invading the video game industry.
Thankfully we still have GoG around. Old games on both PC and console are cheap and offer far more fulfilling gameplay then modern games do.
 

bug

Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
7,542 (4.11/day)
Processor Intel i5-6600k (AMD Ryzen5 3600 in a box, waiting for a mobo)
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme7+
Cooling Arctic Cooling Freezer i11
Memory 2x16GB DDR4 3600 G.Skill Ripjaws V (@3200)
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 1060 SC
Storage 500GB Samsung 970 EVO, 500GB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB Crucial MX300 and 3TB Seagate
Display(s) HP ZR24w
Case Raijintek Thetis
Audio Device(s) Audioquest Dragonfly Red :D
Power Supply Seasonic 620W M12
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Core
Keyboard G.Skill KM780R
Software Arch Linux + Win10
Thankfully we still have GoG around. Old games on both PC and console are cheap and offer far more fulfilling gameplay then modern games do.
+1
The only AAA titles I have bought on launch/preordered were Witcher 2 and 3. I still have a long queue of titles bought on GOG pending, that's enough gaming for me.
 
Joined
Feb 9, 2009
Messages
1,564 (0.38/day)
not bothering to read the comment noise, but the source never said 'microtransaction riddin' (why is the pinned top of TPU a different more sensationalist title than the current news post title!?)

the source mentioned multiple reasons & pressures, microtransactions were or are intended to be cosmetic only, the way they should be
 
Top