The newest IP from developer BioWare and publisher EA, Anthem, is currently set to launch in February 2019. While fans have feared that the game may be in trouble of facing delays, due to the crowed February release calendar and rumored development issues, EA has announced that the game will be holding an Alpha testing phase in the coming weeks.
In a post released this week on EA’s support site, the publisher announced that they will be hosting a close alpha period for the upcoming multiplayer-focued from December 8th-9th, 2018. To participate in the upcoming Community Playtest, hopeful gamers can register via the EA Community Playtesting site with their EA account. The closed alpha will be available on all supported Anthem platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
EA is only allowing those who register through their Community Playtesting site, including those who have pre-ordered Anthem, or have one of EA’s premium Origins packages. No exclusive offers to join will be available for those who do own one of the previous items/subscription. Those who are chosen to participate in the closed alpha will be bound to a strict NDA (non-disclosure agreement), in which player will not be able to stream, record gameplay footage, or share any information on the current build of the game, outside of previously released information or marketing materials. If servers become full, EA says players are welcomed to join a waiting list, assuming more sessions will be occurring as the release date for the game creeps closer.
Recently, rumors have begun to make the rounds on message boards and other gaming outlets stating that the game is struggling to be playable at a respectable level on current generation hardware, and may be pushed to a cross generation release with the heavily rumored 2020 launch date of the ‘PlayStation 5’. With news of this closed alpha being released very soon, fans of the upcoming futuristic third person shooter may be able to breath a sigh of relief.
For more information on how to register and the requirements to do so, head over to EA’s Help site. Anthem is set to release in February 2019.