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Anthem VIP Demo Downloads Begin Ahead of This Weekend's Event - MMORPG.com

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edited January 2019 in News & Features Discussion

imageAnthem VIP Demo Downloads Begin Ahead of This Weekend's Event - MMORPG.com

The Anthem VIP beta test will kick off on Friday, January 25th at 9:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Eastern and will run through January 27th at 6:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm Eastern. Those who have preordered the game or who are members of EA / Origin Access will be able to take part in the beta this weekend. In order to jump into the game when the bell tolls the start of the event, players on all platforms can preload the client right now.

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  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,813
    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....
    BadSpock
  • d_20d_20 Member RarePosts: 1,878
    edited January 2019
    I hope this is good. Still going to wait until at least a month after launch. If it's good, it will still be good then.

    For everyone going in early, have fun. I will be looking forward to reading about your experiences here.


  • 3dom3dom Member RarePosts: 889
    I've snatched VIP demo access key in "free keys" Reddit thread. There goes next weekend...
    Octagon7711

    Thank you for your time!

  • ShadowStyleBShadowStyleB Member UncommonPosts: 315

    d_20 said:

    I hope this is good. Still going to wait until at least a month after launch. If it's good, it will still be good then.

    For everyone going in early, have fun. I will be looking forward to reading about your experiences here.



    Or you could play next weekend when the free demo drops. You can play then and still wait a month I guess.
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    Galadourn said:
    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....
    And? Games used to com on a 360k floppy disc; you suggesting they go back to that?

    44Gb is not that big a deal these days.
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  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,813
    edited January 2019

    gervaise1 said:


    Galadourn said:

    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....


    And? Games used to com on a 360k floppy disc; you suggesting they go back to that?

    44Gb is not that big a deal these days.



    I just hope it's not like the 50GB 'For Honor ', which was basically a collage of choreographed combat moves with no feeling of control of your character. For that amount of data in a client, I would expect much much more in terms of gameplay than simply shining graphics and motion-captured animations. If Anthem plays like Borderlands series, however, then I'll probably give it a try, I like the basic concept of the game.
  • BadSpockBadSpock Member UncommonPosts: 7,979

    Galadourn said:

    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....



    And people like you would complain if the game didn't have high quality VO, cutscenes, and graphics... for the love of Pete!
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  • thyraventhyraven Member UncommonPosts: 59
    My only question is, will the progress follow over to release?
  • BadSpockBadSpock Member UncommonPosts: 7,979

    Galadourn said:



    gervaise1 said:




    Galadourn said:


    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....




    And? Games used to com on a 360k floppy disc; you suggesting they go back to that?

    44Gb is not that big a deal these days.






    I just hope it's not like the 50GB 'For Honor ', which was basically a collage of choreographed combat moves with no feeling of control of your character. For that amount of data in a client, I would expect much much more in terms of gameplay than simply shining graphics and motion-captured animations.

    If Anthem plays like Borderlands series, however, then I'll probably give it a try, I like the basic concept of the game.



    See I feel totally different about For Honor - I really loved the game and concept, but it was frankly just too hard. In truth, I didn't spend much time with it, but I could never get the timing down right to effectively block.

    Playing Online (which was a big draw after finishing a portion of the campaign) was just impossible for me due to the skill gap.
    GaladournYashaX
  • RhygarthRhygarth Member UncommonPosts: 259


    thyraven said:

    My only question is, will the progress follow over to release?



    Progress will follow over from the VIP beta to the open beta but then it will be wiped for release.
    Octagon7711TacticalZombeh
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,722

    Galadourn said:

    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....



    didn't Mr. Gamble confirm the game only supports 4K and not 1080p?, at least on console, dunno about PC. Those GB are all graphics. I'm afraid the whole game is all graphics and little game content.

    We will see after launch.
    Octagon7711Roin




  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,086

    Galadourn said:

    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....



    didn't Mr. Gamble confirm the game only supports 4K and not 1080p?, at least on console, dunno about PC. Those GB are all graphics. I'm afraid the whole game is all graphics and little game content.

    We will see after launch.
    Say what you want about Bioware, their games always have game content and lots of it. You might not like their game decisions or recent games but they are always chock full of content.
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  • ValentinaValentina Member RarePosts: 2,084
    i already pre-ordered it, but the only thing that shows up is the main anthem game, not any demo.
  • IlayaIlaya Member UncommonPosts: 661
    I'm sooooooo RDY for the VIP Demo.
    And i BEG you EA, make it right or at least show me you will try to, so that i can throw some Money in your Direction with Ordering it an playing it with start of the Pre Order Week!
  • Mr.GutsyMr.Gutsy Member UncommonPosts: 90
    OHH YEEAAH. MY BODY IS READY!
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  • hallucigenocidehallucigenocide Member RarePosts: 1,015
    Valentina said:
    i already pre-ordered it, but the only thing that shows up is the main anthem game, not any demo.

    on console you can search for Anthem Demo in their stores.
    if on PC use the search bar on Origin and look for the demo.

    I had fun once, it was terrible.

  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 9,000

    Valentina said:

    i already pre-ordered it, but the only thing that shows up is the main anthem game, not any demo.



    You can probably bring up the main splash screen but won't be able to get in until the servers go online.

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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 3,338
    I'm downloading the demo. I'm gonna give a try tomorrow. I think I might like this game.
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  • blastermasterblastermaster Member UncommonPosts: 259
    edited January 2019

    Valentina said:

    i already pre-ordered it, but the only thing that shows up is the main anthem game, not any demo.



    That's because the demo is "different" from the game. If you are on PC, open Origin and go into the Store, then click on the ad for Anthem, you will see a "Try it First" button under the "View In Library" one you have (since you already own the game). It will load another "game" in your library; the Anthem Demo, that you will then be able to download,etc.
  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,722

    Sovrath said:





    Galadourn said:


    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....






    didn't Mr. Gamble confirm the game only supports 4K and not 1080p?, at least on console, dunno about PC. Those GB are all graphics. I'm afraid the whole game is all graphics and little game content.



    We will see after launch.

    Say what you want about Bioware, their games always have game content and lots of it. You might not like their game decisions or recent games but they are always chock full of content.



    I love Bioware games. I hate EA twisting Bioware's hand.
    infomatzTacticalZombeh




  • SylvinstarSylvinstar Member UncommonPosts: 158
    I'm not worried about the quality of the game..it's the horrid download rate on Origin. Battlefield V patches soooo slow. Brings back nightmares of patching EQ1 over 14kbs modem. I'm giving any game a hard pass that is on Origin because of this.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 32,086

    Sovrath said:





    Galadourn said:


    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....






    didn't Mr. Gamble confirm the game only supports 4K and not 1080p?, at least on console, dunno about PC. Those GB are all graphics. I'm afraid the whole game is all graphics and little game content.



    We will see after launch.

    Say what you want about Bioware, their games always have game content and lots of it. You might not like their game decisions or recent games but they are always chock full of content.



    I love Bioware games. I hate EA twisting Bioware's hand.
    Yeah, that's a thing.

    I suppose Bioware's owners didn't have to sell it. I'm not really clear that it was necessary but, you know, "money."
    rojoArcueid
    Like Skyrim? Need more content? Try my Skyrim mod "Godfred's Tomb." 

    Godfred's Tomb Trailer: https://youtu.be/-nsXGddj_4w


    Original Skyrim: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/109547

    Try the "Special Edition." 'Cause it's "Special." https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/64878/?tab=description

    Serph toze kindly has started a walk-through. https://youtu.be/UIelCK-lldo 
  • RoinRoin Member RarePosts: 3,444

    Sovrath said:





    Galadourn said:


    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....






    didn't Mr. Gamble confirm the game only supports 4K and not 1080p?, at least on console, dunno about PC. Those GB are all graphics. I'm afraid the whole game is all graphics and little game content.



    We will see after launch.

    Say what you want about Bioware, their games always have game content and lots of it. You might not like their game decisions or recent games but they are always chock full of content.



    So you consider all those boring and pointless quest in DA:I and ME:A content?

    In War - Victory.
    In Peace - Vigilance.
    In Death - Sacrifice.

  • nfacatriusnfacatrius Member UncommonPosts: 100
    Oh boy.. have fun with this abomination of a demo which has different economics and an easier experience overall to appeal the journalists. The true game will have a lot worse and mtx to cater those who cant farm 500 hrs.
    ShadowStyleB
  • LeoTolstoyLeoTolstoy Member UncommonPosts: 30
    gervaise1 said:
    Galadourn said:
    35 out of those 44GB are probably gonna be cinematics and NPC voice assets....
    And? Games used to com on a 360k floppy disc; you suggesting they go back to that?

    44Gb is not that big a deal these days.
    "Do you guys not have phones"
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