E3 2018: 5 of the Best Bits of EA Play

Anthem gameplay trailer reveals how quests, combat, and flying work

Anthem gameplay trailer reveals how quests, combat, and flying work

Players will wield an arsenal of Javelin exosuits, each equipped with unique weapons and abilities.

Perhaps the clearest indication of its about-face on loot boxes came, aptly, from Star Wars Battlefront II design director Dennis Brannvall, who appeared on stage to reveal new content coming to the game.

Previously, EA confirmed Anthem's delay to 2019, stating it has nothing to do with the game's development, rather it wants Anthem to compete on its own terms in its own release window that doesn't clash with other games such as Battlefield V. In a deep-dive into the game, Hudson discussed the game's emphasis on crafting meaningful stories alongside its multiplayer experience. Players will play inside the "Javelin" exo suit, which can be modified to fit the mission or the team you are making.

The sprawling action-RPG is now in development for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, and proudly flexed its muscles at EA Play this evening.

Loot Crates - Since EA is publishing the game, many gamers feared that Anthem would be riddled with the pay to win advantages that almost killed Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Unlike BioWare's Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, Anthem won't feature romance options. A big part of Anthem will be the concept of "Our World, My Story" which will allow players to share a world, but lead their own story and have their actions have impact, so they can feel that they have agency like in a single player game.

EA is working on a Cloud-based game streaming service, made by a new EA team based out of Israel.

There will be no loot boxes in the game, nor any other pay-to-play schemes that give players unfair advantages.

While you can play solo, you will need an online connection to play. This is a mobile game that on the go gamers should be looking forward to. We also got to see some Anthem gameplay.

That story isn't just for background - the world will indeed change in permanent ways as BioWare continues to support Anthem after launch. Anthem will be released February 22, 2019. Be sure to keep an eye out in the future as we will have previews and interviews up for some of EA's biggest upcoming releases.

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