Despite villain-related teases and brief bits of lore, little is known about Anthem‘s story. The game’s length seems especially mysterious. Apparently, there exists a reason for the lack of clarity. BioWare isn’t ready to talk specifics on this front. Furthermore, comparing the length of Anthem’s narrative to that of other BioWare games is supposedly not an easy task.
Lead Producers Ben Irving and Mike Gamble recently expressed as much on Twitter, while answering fan questions. Irving addressed the matter first, upon being asked whether Anthem’s game length is on par with the likes of Mass Effect or Dragon Age. Irving responded with the following tweet:
It’s a really hard thing to compare so we aren’t really commenting on the crit path length for Anthem. Depends how you play, etc https://t.co/Xit50f5thi
— Ben Irving (@BenIrvo) December 26, 2018
Gamble later responded to a similar question, which asked if he could reveal how long the story takes to complete. In his response, Gamble noted that the story will feature “a lot” of content, including side missions. He answered as follows,
This is a good question, but tough to answer. Everyone is different. There’s a lot of side missions, but some folks will just want to rush the main story and then hit strongholds. It’s a lot, though. Personally, I’ve only played through everything a few times. https://t.co/uXe0cXVOrj
— Michael Gamble (@GambleMike) December 29, 2018
In a subsequent response to the Twitter thread noted above, Gamble reminded fans that “Anthem will continue to grow” after launch, too. There hasn’t been much revealed about BioWare’s post-launch plans, but the team has previously announced that Anthem’s story DLC will be available for free.
It's Hard to Compare Anthem Story Length to Other BioWare Titles
Anthem will launch on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One on February 22, 2019. However, players can get hands-on time with BioWare’s latest before then. BioWare plans to launch a VIP demo on January 25th. A public will go live shortly thereafter, on February 1st.
[Source via Game Rant]