Well, it's safe to say that the ANTHEM VIP Demo didn't go exactly to plan. It launched last Friday but it was essentially unplayable for many due to numerous technical issues. Things straightened out as the weekend progressed, but infinite loading screens and other game-ending bugs continued to cause problems. There was some speculation that EA and BioWare may extend the VIP demo to make up for lost time, but nope, it's over.
However, the public demo, set to begin on Friday the 1st February, is still happening. Again, speculation suggested that it would be cancelled and pushed back to a later date, but clearly EA and BioWare are confident that they can get things working a lot better the second time around. Or at least, we hope that's the case.
Despite all the issues, we did sink a fair few hours into the ANTHEM VIP Demo, so we should have some hands on impressions for you soon.