Anthem demo servers down

Pre-order ANTHEM and you get exclusive access to this weekend's demo... Or not, as the case may be. The so-called VIP demo was supposed to go live at 17:00 UK time today, but the servers have already crumbled.

At the time of writing, it's impossible for some to play the ANTHEM VIP demo because they simply can't connect. Many are being met with an error message that reads "We're sorry, but the EA servers reached max capacity. Please try again later."

Even the people playing on the official ANTHEM demo livestream can't connect. The poor hosts have been stalling since the broadcast started.

EA has said that it's working on getting things up and running, but let's just hope that it manages to do so sooner rather than later. This is a VIP demo, after all...

Update: EA says that the main connectivity issue has thankfully been solved. We've managed to get a few rather spotty hours in, but here's hoping that everything holds up over the weekend.