The Anthem open demo is going to be available to the public in a few hours and if you have played the VIP demo then you might want to open up origin again in order to download the updates.
The Anthem Open Demo will have a couple of improvements compared to the VIP demo, which did not go too well. The team has been very transparent regarding the state of the game and the developers have mentioned that thousands of fixes have been implemented since last week.
BioWare’s Chad Robertson posted that the team has been working on fixing issues that players faced in the VIP demo and returning players will have a better experience. I hope that is the case and that I can actually get into the demo without waiting for 12 hours. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter:
We’re hard at work to be ready for our public demo weekend, starting tomorrow. This week has been focused on improving the player experience in the demo – that focus was based on our learnings and your feedback. For those of you that played last weekend, you should see significant improvement in multiple areas over last week.
The following are the major highlights of what the Anthem open demo is better than the VIP demo:
- Further performance Improvements
- Additional stability fixes
- Fixes to inscriptions showing up incorrectly
- Fixes to inscriptions from other Javelins being chosen
- Fixes to disappearing customization settings
- Fixes to XP gain behavior
- Audio improvements
- Improvements to PC controls, including flight and aiming
- A Social Hub: The Launch Bay
- And a few thousand more (literally)
Anthem is a promising game. It is not something out of this world but I can see myself playing this game for a few hours every day. I hope that Bioware can sort things out because from what we have seen last week, the fans are not going to be forgiving this time.
Let us know whether or not you are going to be playing the Anthem open demo this weekend.