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BioWare teases an Anthem reveal at E3

E3 is less than two weeks away, in case you'd somehow managed to forget, and there's been a lot of action in the run-up to the big show teasing some of the big games we'll learn about when it arrives. Activision trotted out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 earlier this month, and more recently Battlefield 5 got the big reveal treatment. Bethesda's teasing Fallout 76. Amidst it all, BioWare has taken a slightly more low-key approach to reminding everyone that it's got something cooking too. 

A couple of days earlier, it fired up the Anthem account for the first time in almost a year, too—not as impressive a silence as Cyberpunk 2077's four-year void, but still quite a stretch. 

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The stirrings are not surprising. BioWare delayed Anthem into early 2019 at the beginning of this year, although it insisted that it wasn't really a delay so much as a rescheduling to accommodate Battlefield 5. Whatever the reason, the timing means that, barring an actual delay, Anthem was bound to have an E3 presence this year, and probably a big one.    

BioWare's general manager has also been stoking interest in Anthem in recent weeks with a monthly developer blog about the state and future of the studio, and Anthem in particular. In the most recent entry, he said BioWare is "trying something really different" in building a player-focused hero story within an online world, and promised that live gameplay and other details will be revealed at the EA Play event, which begins at 11 am PT/2 pm ET on June 9. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.