Anthem on Xbox One Has Fewer Players than Fallout 76, Battlefield 1
After years of hype and anticipation, Anthem might very nicely go down as one of many greatest flops of this complete era. The sport stands as one of many lowest-rated BioWare games in history, it failed to satisfy EA’s gross sales expectations, and now it reportedly has about 2,500 concurrent lively Players on Xbox One in North America, which is disastrous for a live-service game.
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That is based on Reddit person _Robbie, who found that Anthem is not even at the moment within the top 50 most-played Xbox Reside games. Microsoft retains a working listing accessible of the most-played games, and proper now, Battlefield 1 is final on the listing. In keeping with Battlefield 1 stat-tracking web site BF1Stats, the sport bounces between 2,500 on the low finish and seven,500 on the excessive finish.
Not solely does this imply Anthem has fewer lively Players than Battlefield 1, which launched all the best way again in 2016, however it has additionally fewer Players than Fallout 76. Equally to Anthem, Fallout 76 had quite a lot of hype behind it earlier than it launched to poor critiques, offended followers, and a seemingly endless parade of PR guffaws. Regardless of this and being just a few months older, Fallout 76 has extra lively Players than Anthem does, not less than on Xbox One.
BioWare says it is dedicated to Anthem, however we do not know the way will probably be viable for the studio to stay with the sport if its lively Players do not enhance. Except Anthem has a considerably bigger neighborhood on PC and PS4, there does not appear to be sufficient folks playing the sport to justify supporting it with new content updates.
At this level, it is exhausting to see how BioWare can presumably salvage Anthem, except the sport has a very spectacular E3 2019 exhibiting. Nonetheless, even then, some followers could also be hesitant to offer the sport a second probability. In any case, Anthem’s promised 90 day street map was delayed, with nonetheless no signal of a number of the content promised. It might be exhausting for followers to consider that they may even get no matter is proven at E3.
A method that EA would be capable to bolster Anthem’s lively participant rely is by making the sport free-to-play, which is rumored to be introduced at E3. Whether or not or not that involves cross stays to be seen, however followers will discover out throughout the subsequent couple of weeks.
Anthem is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.