Anthem gets off to a rocky start with VIP demo issues

28 January, 2019, 16:42 | Author: Patty Hardy
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BioWare/Electronic Arts' anticipated demo for their newest big title Anthem was met with criticism over a myriad of problems.

The most common and major problem with VIP demo was "Infinite Loading" screen. Others have struggled to get stable performance, even with top-end rigs, and some of the PC settings-such as adjusting resolution-don't work properly.

It's nearly here. It's so close, you can just about taste it. BioWare's latest game (and for some, its apology for Mass Effect: Andromeda) Anthem is less than a month away.

BioWare's head of live service Chad Robertson has since apologised for the issues in a blog post, denying they stemmed from a lack of preparation when it comes to server capacity. While server requests may reduce later today, we may also see the publisher increase server capacity in response to the demand.

BioWare has issued a statement apologising for the "rocky" launch of Anthem's VIP demo, outlining problems they're looking to address.

"I want to be upfront that this is a hard one, and something we may not resolve during this weekend - many players are not seeing this issue and the last thing we want to do is destabilize the experience for everyone", Robertson stressed. Most of these issues have since been resolved, but there are still a few individual cases left to work through.

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Implement fixes to address "infinite loads". Bioware saw "isolated cases" of it during testing, but believed it to be fixed. First up they'll be getting an extra new vinyl at launch, but what's more is that all four Javelins will be available next weekend for those who participated in the VIP demo.

The latter - "infinite loads" - occurred when players moved from Fort Tarsis to an expedition - an issue I've encountered dozens of times myself during the weekend.

Unsurprisingly, many players flooded Twitter with various complaints about the problems, most notably the fact that EA gave out a large number of free access codes ahead of the demo's release. "The team is working on it as we speak".

The VIP demo was intended for those who pre-ordered Anthem, with an open demo set to go live this Friday.

The VIP demo weekend is ongoing at the time to of this writing. Even those who participated in the VIP Demo should come back, as there may be something risky brewing on the horizon.



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