One of the most-anticipated blockbuster games of 2019 just crashed and burned - here's what's going on with 'Anthem'
- The first huge game of 2019 was supposed to be "Anthem," a brand-new game from EA's acclaimed BioWare studio
- Instead, "Anthem" is the latest example of hype and marketing leading to extraordinary backlash.
- Worse, after launch, the game has been plagued by major issues.
What went wrong with "Anthem"?
That's the big question in the first few months of 2019. The new game was a highly-anticipated blockbuster from EA's beloved BioWare studio. The storied studio is responsible for popular franchises like "Mass Effect" and "Dragon Age," and spent decades earning good will with gaming's most evangelic fans.But rather than celebrating, BioWare is now scrambling to fix its newest game and stem the barrage of negativity it's seen since the rocky, complicated launch of "Anthem" in mid-February.
Here's a step-by-step recap of how EA blew it:
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