BioWare’s Anthem Joins EA/Origin Access Vaults

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Despite the numerous issues Anthem has run into, developer BioWare remains committed to the project, now confirming that the open-world looter-shooter has joined EA and Origin Access' vaults on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Publisher EA shared the news in a blog post, stating that Anthem's standard edition is accessible to all EA Access and Origin Access Basic members. The game's Legion of Dawn edition is available only to those with an Origin Access Premier membership. The news comes as Anthem is undergoing its Cataclysm event, which is scheduled to wrap up later this month and open to everyone regardless of level.

BioWare revealed its post-launch plans following Anthem's release earlier this year. These include several freeplay events, cosmetics, missions, and quality-of-life improvements. Some of these additions, however, have been delayed as the studio addresses more pressing concerns. "The reality is there are more things to fix and improve than we planned for. While this is the best thing to do for the game, it means some items from the calendar will be delayed," BioWare said in May.

Anthem has had a rough go since its February 22 launch. After receiving a necessary loot update in March, BioWare general manager Casey Hudson confirmed that Anthem's launch was rougher than anticipated. It all culminated in a lengthy report by Kotaku, summarizing the troubled development cycle BioWare went through to get Anthem out the door. Still, the open-world looter-shooter saw a strong first month of sales in the US.

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