With a game so different than the usual action RPG from BioWare, there was a narrative that the Canadian developer was pushed by its publisher and owner Electronic Arts to make the co-op heavy, always online Anthem.
According to Hudson, there’s apparently something else that needs to be done before this can actually happen, since there are Anthem first and then the much anticipated Dragon Age fourth game which is in the early stage of the production.
In an interview with Game Informer, Casey Hudson, general manager at BioWare, provided few more details about the creative process that resulted in the making of Anthem. Hudson revealed that the development work on Anthem started only after 20-30 pitches.
Executive producer Mark Darrah has provided a few interesting statements on Twitter about what happened with Mass Effect Andromeda, admitting that it was a flawed game but also that it was harmed by the crowded month of March where it was shipped last year.
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.