With a little over a month until BioWare’s newest game Anthem releases, new information regarding the shared world shooter has come to light. It appears that the game will feature a matchmaking option for every activity within the game. BioWare’s Ben Irving, the lead producer on the game, announced the news via Twitter when responding to a fan’s question about if the game will feature a matchmaking option.
There is matchmaking for every activity in the game https://t.co/D32Ty8YCQ8
— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) January 13, 2019
Irving would also later tweet out to clarify that the matchmaking option will be on by default in Anthem, but players will be able to opt out of it if they so choose. Thus, giving players the option to avoid matchmaking with strangers in favor of private parties. Irving did state that the studio thinks the game will be “more fun in a full group.”
Eager fans won’t have to wait until late February to try out the game. Two beta demos of the game are set to release in the coming weeks. A VIP demo will release towards the end of January for those that preordered the game, and an open demo will be released to the public at the beginning of February.
BioWare has also shown off the special Legion of Dawn edition of the game which will net players extra content and perks within the game. The studio also showcased a new story trailer for the game at The Game Awards at the end of last year. It will be interesting to see if Anthem brings BioWare back into the limelight after the poor critical and commercial reception to Mass Effect: Andromeda. Anthem isn’t the only project that the studio is working on as they announced new entry in the Dragon Age franchise is in development in conjunction with the development and support of the former.
Anthem is set to release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 22, 2019.