BioWare's Anthem likely won't be out until early 2019, according to a report

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BioWare's Anthem likely won't be out until early 2019, according to a report

BioWare said last summer that Anthem, the online multiplayer shooter that bears a more-than-passing resemblance to Destiny, was expected to be out in the fall of 2018. That target window remains posted on the official Anthem YouTube channel. But an in-depth Kotaku report on the state of the game's development cites a source saying that window was "never realistic," and that it will in fact not arrive until early 2019. 

Loot boxes aren't going away, GDC survey says

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Loot boxes aren't going away, GDC survey says

The backlash against loot boxes was strong in 2017, but the results of a Game Developers Conference survey of more than 4500 developers who have attended a GDC event in the past three years strongly suggests that they're not going away anytime soon. 11 percent of developers who responded to the survey said they are currently working on a game that will monetize via the sale of "paid item crates," and some developers say they're necessary to ensure the continued stability of the industry.