BioWare’s ‘Anthem’ solo player will not allow AI characters, even happier I’m not buying the game

Now I’m an obsessive gamer as well as a BioWare game fan that has already decided I won’t be buying BioWare’s upcoming new game Anthem, as it is only going to be playable if you are online. Sorry, dudes, but my Internet connection just won’t handle that for any decent length of time.

But, to help confirm that I have made the right decision, BioWare also announced today via the game’s Executive Producer Mark Darrah on his Twitter account, if you play Anthem solo, you really will be solo.

In other words, no accompanying AI characters for you.


Odd, as why would you even offer a solo player option if it’s going to be a watered down version of the real game? Unless, solo player Anthem is going to be a thin version of the real game so that BioWare can persuade players to get involved in the multiplayer experience instead? (Now I’m definitely not interested).

During his Twitter postings, Darrah also said Anthem will be available with voice overs in English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian, with other languages also available with subtitles. Arabic is not one of the languages included in any of the options so far, but he says it is something they may consider adding at a later date.

Anthem will be releasing on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on February 22, 2019.

With the AI character limitations, and with games with better options coming out around the same time, sadly this time I’ll be looking for another AAA game to buy instead. Gotta say Metro Exodus is looking pretty good so far.

A shame, because I really do love BioWare’s games. Just not this one.


Michelle Topham