The Anthem alpha will be coming to PCs & consoles in early December Bioware and EA announced today.
Anthem is the much-anticipated new IP that's under development from Bioware. It was most notably teased at E3 2017 before making a splash with detailed gameplay videos at this year's E3. Players can select from one of four "Javelin" exosuits, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. You can further customize each of the suits to your tastes as you and your friends explore an ever-changing alien world.
The game recently hit its alpha testing phase and a few lucky players will have the chance to try out the Anthem alpha for themselves. EA is making the Anthem alpha open to the public on a first come, first served basis from December 8-9, 2018.
The Anthem alpha will be taking place in a series of closed sessions on the two days in question. Players must register for the alpha via EA's community testing website. You must choose between either the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC when signing up for the closed sessions and you won't be able to change your platform later. It's an upcoming game and it will probably be a pretty hefty download, but you'll thankfully be able to pre-load the data if you get in. Players will know that they were accepted into the alpha via e-mail confirmation.
There aren't really any special perks or advantages for people who belong to special programs like Origin Access or EA Access - this is genuinely on offer to whoever gets in first. If you're a bit late to the party, you'll be stuck on a waiting list in case someone else drops out. You can read more details at the F.A.Q. for the closed alpha.
If Anthem doesn't interest you, Bioware has recently teased that they'll be sharing new information on a Dragon Age project in December.
Anthem is expected to release for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 22, 2019.
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