Anthem will be less sci-fi and “very much like Star Wars”
Anthem, the latest Bioware IP, is set in a setting that most people would classify as sci-fi. Considering the lead writer for Mass Effect 1 and 2, Drew Karpyshyn, is working on the game, many figured Anthem would follow suit.
That’s not the case. In a recent interview with CBC, Aaryn Flynn said that the game is more “science fantasy” and less sci-fi. Players shouldn’t expect a story like Mass Effect.
“[It’s] very much like Star Wars, very much like the Marvel Universe, where you see a lot of amazing things happening, but we don’t worry too much about why they’re happening, or how they’re happening, the science of it,” Flynn said. “Mass Effect is more our real hardcore science fiction IP. This one is much more about just having fun in a game world that is lush and exotic and really sucks you in.”
Flynn revealed more about his motivations behind the game in the interview here.