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BioWare Has No Plans For Cross-Play At Launch In Anthem

Anthem Cross-Play

Bioware’s Mark Darrah has taken to Twitter to answer a flurry of questions about the studio’s upcoming action game Anthem. A lot of the answers have been reaffirming what has been stated during the E3 2018 conference, but there are some genuinely new details.

Among others, here is a tweet that caught our attention:

It is surprising and a little disappointing to hear, considering the large strides the industry has done to allow the cross-play between the PC and consoles. It is obviously something players are interested in, just looking at the Sony’s lock of Fortnite and the reaction of the player base to it.

MMORPG.com made a list of Darrah’s answers:

  • No gender variations for the Javelins (the mech suits players travel and fight in)
  • preorder items will be given to players right after completing the tutorial
  • no PC system specs are ready yet
  • each of the Javelin types are unlocked via separate missions
  • all Javelins have the same movement speed outside of combat
  • there will be a character customization option at the start of the game
  • there is a chance that loot for other Javelins will drop that is different than the one you’re wearing
  • no trading at launch to preserve balance control
  • there is a weather system
  • there are rewards for exploration
  • revive will take a few seconds and anyone can revive a fallen player, even non-party members
  • there will be fall damage
  • there is an inventory system, but you cannot change the load when out in the field
  • characters are fully voice acted
  • there will be paid cosmetics but no pricing info or how the system works is available yet
  • no plans for crossplay at launch
  • there will be a skill and point unlock system and players can respec
  • no dialog system when out in the open world
  • controller, mouse and keyboard will be supported on PC
  • there will be a colorblind mode
  • there may be loot underwater
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While growing up in the wilds of Russia, Catherine learned to talk, write and game at almost the same time. You can follow her attempts at latter two at MMORPG.com and GameSpace.

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