Anthem VIP Demo is closed and there were ups and downs. Many gamers faced issue with Server Connection and they expressed their frustration on Twitter. Bugs were killing the fun, yet many others who were able to happily test the game looks satisfied with Bioware’s brand new IP. Next is Open Demo, anyone can test the game between February 1 to February 3, 2019, on PC, Xbox One and PS4.
Anthem’s official tweet revealed all progress of VIP Demo will be carried forward to the Open Demo, and more information will be revealed tomorrow that is 29 Jan 2019. VIP Demo was restricted to exclusive members, still, EA servers were dangling between performance and stability. Open Demo will be a big challenge for developers -how well they can handle the incoming traffic and deliver what is promised.
Thank you for playing Anthem. The VIP Demo is now closed. Reminder that all your progress will carry over to the Open Demo. More details on the Open Demo, and the improvements that go with it, coming tomorrow.
Open Demo kicks off next weekend, February 1. See you then! pic.twitter.com/cHEERXcbqE
— Anthem (@anthemgame) January 28, 2019
Open Demo will be bigger than VIP Demo due to the curiosity Anthem generated after we got to see the first videos on various social channels. Head of Live Service Chad Robertson expressed his views on the rocky 1st Day of VIP Demo. He spoke about the possible causes that lead to VIP Demo disaster that contributed a lot of lack of enthusiasm among gamers who were struggling to play the game.
We’ve been testing the entire game and platform for several months, but there were a few things we missed; real-world play frequently leads to unexpected issues. Before I share details on this and what we’re still facing, I want to dispel one comment we’ve seen: that we under-planned for server capacity. To ensure stability, we intended to manage our servers to match the player population as it grew. Overall, we had excess capacity prepared for population increases, and continue to do so. That said, what’s important is that all parts of the game work as designed to meet players’ needs, and that did not happen in the opening hours.
Day 1 of the VIP Demo didn't go as planned. We'd like to let you know what happened and what we're doing to fix it.
Note from our BioWare Head of Live Service, Chad Roberston: https://t.co/0bLV0nEp4h
— Anthem (@anthemgame) January 26, 2019
Click to Read the full Bog – Update from BioWare’s Head of Live Service
Anthem final release date 22 February 2019, three-day Open Demo will be NEXT BIG TEST for the game.