Anthem Could Be Featuring Romances After Launch
One of the most shocking news of the E3 2018 was that Anthem is not going to feature the possibility of entertaining romances with other characters, something that's always been a trademark of BioWare's video games.
Anyway, in a post-EA Play 2018 interview, studio head at BioWare, Casey Hudson, revealed that's something that could change in the future, as Anthem is a live game which will also base the incoming content and features on what people request.
"I think the expectations from a BioWare game—Mass Effect and Dragon Age, they're quite mature-rated storylines … That was one framework for what romances were in a BioWare game. So then the question is, are there going to romance in Anthem? We've been saying no, but—the nuance is, of course, we do want relationships. It's just more in an action genre of storytelling," Hudson told GamesBeat.
"You might remember, with Mass Effect, Garrus was an alien that, as we developed the story … we didn't know what he would really be like and what the reaction would be. It turned out that people loved Garrus so much that they wanted romances with him, so we built that into Mass Effect 2 and people loved it.
That same opportunity exists here. If people really like a character and they want to spend more time with them, want a relationship with them, that's definitely in the cards for the future."
Anthem is releasing on February 22, 2019, so we still have time to learn more details about its core features and, yep, about the possibility that romance could be back after launch.