Anthem Delayed With a New Battlefield Game Replacing its 2018 Launch

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EA Confirms 'Early 2019' Release, Claims It's Not a Delay, Also Posts Nearly $200M Loss in Q3 2017

As already rumoured, EA have pushed back Anthem with reports of the game struggling in-development to meet its initial release window of late 2018. Jorgensen has come out to shut down these claims saying that, "It's not a delay, people are trying to create a story".

EA mentioned a new Battlefield game in passing, during a presentation in which they described how delaying BioWare's Anthem to early 2019 is not a delay.

Instead of Anthem a new Battlefield game will be released.

Whatever the reasons, Anthem will not see the light of day until early 2019-even though EA will debate you on the specifics over what to call that.

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70% of Star Wars Battlefront 2 players tried the single-player portion of the game, and Battlefield 1 has more than 25 million unique players life-to-date. Rather, it believes the game has a better chance of meeting sales expectations by launching it in a quieter period. Originally announced at E3 2017, "Anthem" was theoretically supposed to launch by the end of 2018.

I, for one, was really looking forward to playing Anthem this year.

Still, we won't hear anything concrete on a Switch release, nor on supported platforms, until EA decides to make an official announcement. According to the report, Bioware has put most of the company's weight behind its next game, cognizant of the fact that owner/publisher Electronic Arts likely won't tolerate a second major flop after last year's Mass Effect Andromeda. The Battlefield universe will grow this year with our next Battlefield title, captivating longtime fans and new players alike, and adding to our Battlefield service where players can move seamlessly with their friends.

During the call, the company did make another admission: It made a loss of $186 million in Q3 compared to a $1 million loss in Q3 previous year.

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