Electronic Arts and BioWare announced during PAX West 2018 that Anthem‘s highly-anticipated public demo will go live on February 1, 2019 – three weeks ahead of the game’s release.
PlayStation 4 players who want to partake in the demo will need to preorder Anthem to gain access (persistent internet connection required). If you’ve already preordered then you’re all set and there’s nothing further that you need to do. More information will be available in due course.
BioWare has previously stated that it won’t be conducting any public technical tests so the demo will reflect the final game. “We’re going to be testing the game in closed alphas, and then the stuff that is out to the public is a demo,” the developer told VG247 last week.
In addition to dating the demo, BioWare released a new trailer, showcasing Anthem‘s dynamic world and explaining how personal stories are told within it. The developer said that the game features a “distinctive combination of a shared, dynamic world and a personal story,” and that despite being connected, the world remains “unique to every player.”
Check out the video below for more on this.
Anthem is currently scheduled for release on February 22, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We’ll update our readers when we have more information about the demo.