Electronic Arts has provided the first details on Anthem’s Closed Alpha test, commencing next week.
With 2018’s biggest titles now on shelves, the focus is shifting to what lies ahead. Electronic Arts’ upcoming shared-world shooter, Anthem is slated for a February 22, 2018 debut, promising cooperative class-based gameplay in a vast open world. While details on the title are limited, the publisher is already gearing up for the game’s first hands-on opportunity.
Anthem’s Closed Alpha is set for next week, from December 8 to December 9, spanning Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PCs. Unlike previously-announced “pre-launch” demos, these will be “more limited,” focusing on networking and stability. The test will be limited to invited players, with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) enforced to prevent sharing. Four three-hour sessions are planned for the period, with registration via the EA Community Playtesting sign-up page.
For those unable to participate in Anthem’s Closed Alpha, pre-launch demo plans are also outlined. The first demo is scheduled for February 1, 2019, with access via preorders, EA Access, Origin Access, and other sign-up portals.
In the meantime, Anthem is available for preorder starting at $59.99, ahead of its planned February 22, 2019, release.