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Anthem gameplay trailer reveals an open world co-op shooter with jetpacks

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Yesterday, EA revealed that BioWare's next game is called Anthem, and showed us a brief teaser (opens in new tab). We also learned that it would be out Fall 2018, at least according to its official YouTube channel (opens in new tab). Now we have the full gameplay reveal, which you can watch above, from Microsoft's press conference today (opens in new tab).

Today we learned that we'll be 'Freelancers' who fight in jetpacking exo-suits—that can fly Iron Man-style, even underwater—in mutliplayer co-op missions. As we suspected, this looks very much like 'What if BioWare made Destiny?' We'll keep you updated as we learn more.

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.