Anthem will not have offline play

While BioWare says we can play Anthem alone, it turns out we can't do so offline. "You need to be online to play," said BioWare's Mark Darrah on Twitter.

That's a disappointment for anyone whose internet connection isn't up to the task, as the person Darrah was responding to indicated. It also reinforces that, while solo play is possible, it is not what BioWare is going for with this one (which is Destiny... it's going for Destiny, though there won't be any PvP).

We got some new Anthem gameplay footage out of EA Play today, and learned that it will not include any smooching. If you were hoping for a more traditional BioWare game, there is some good news on that front, too: a new Dragon Age and Mass Effect are both on the table, with the former being actively worked on, if by a small group.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.