Bioware and Electronic Arts have sent out a word that the upcoming co-op action game Anthem will be entering closed alpha test on December 8. This testing phase will last only two days (December 8 and 9) and will be split into sessions but it will span across all available platforms.
The technical purpose of the phase will be to stress test the servers and matchmaking system. Check out this FAQ to learn more details on the test and how to sign up.
BioWare’s Casey Hudson will be on hand during The Game Awards (December 7) to present a new Anthem trailer. Check out the teaser below!
Anthem is coming to PC, PS4 and XBox One on February 22.
Casey Hudson has also written an extensive blog post on the official Bioware site dedicated to Anthem and the future of the studio’s other franchises such as Mass Effect and Dragon Age.
As busy as we are with Anthem, there’s a lot more going on at BioWare. A couple of weeks ago it was once again N7 Day. It’s one of my favorite times of the year – a day when people around the world share their experiences with Mass Effect. It’s so inspiring to know that there are so many fans of the series out there that are enjoying the games we’ve made, and hoping that we’ll make more. We announced one of the things we’ve done recently (a 4k enhancement to Mass Effect: Andromeda on Xbox One) but as we alluded to in our N7 Day video, that was just a small part of the plans we’re making for Mass Effect going forward.
If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff. Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy. Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)
Head to the Bioware site to check out the entirety of the November Update.