BioWare's Anthem Has No Romance Options, Limited Dialogue Choices
"The romantic stuff, we're moving away from that for Anthem."
Anthem will not include romance options, BioWare has confirmed. Producer Mike Gamble told Game Informer directly that "there are no romances." Players can still forge friendships, but as for the romances? "The romantic stuff, we're moving away from that for Anthem," Gamble said.
This news is a bit of a bummer for fans of BioWare games, which are known for their romance options. At the same time, however, Anthem appears to be a very different game for BioWare. It is an always-online, shooting focused co-op game with exosuits.
Romances aren't the only area where Anthem will differ from past BioWare games. Dialogue options are also being scaled back compared to previous titles. Producer Mark Darrah told GameSpot at E3 2018 that Anthem will offer simpler dialogue options during the Fort Tarsis single-player portion. It's unclear, however, if there will be any dialogue options or branching story in the multiplayer shared-world.
For more on Anthem, you can check out GameSpot's hands-on preview of the game in which we called the title an exciting new direction for BioWare. Anthem launches on February 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
You can read more about Anthem and other news from EA's E3 briefing in our recap of all the announcements from EA Play. For our full coverage of the big event, be sure to visit GameSpot's E3 2018 hub to catch up on all of the biggest news from the show.