Years ago, Casey Hudson, the executive producer on the original Mass Effect trilogy, founded a new team at BioWare Edmonton to begin work on an entirely new franchise. According to a recent report at Kotaku, the project was codenamed Dylan “because Hudson and team wanted to make the Bob Dylan of video games—one that would be referenced for years to come.”
Now we know the game’s official title: Anthem.
The game is rumored to be EA’s response to social-action game franchises like Activision’s Destiny. In an earnings call in May, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said of the game: “We are very pleased with the progress of our new action IP from BioWare. The design is stunning. Gameplay mechanics are excellent. And the action will be exhilarating. The game is built around a live service, and through our creative process, we’ve decided to add more to the disruptive new social designs for our players. To accommodate that, we are moving the launch date for this project into fiscal year ’19.”
A full length trailer will be shown tomorrow at Microsoft’s E3 event.