ANTHEM only launched a couple of months ago but it already feels like the game has completely fallen off a cliff. BioWare's looter shooter failed to find any kind of momentum post-launch, partly because it was hit with a recurring barrage of bad press. The title no longer makes it onto the top 40 of the UK charts, and it barely scrapes a few hundred viewers at any one time on streaming website Twitch. Obviously these metrics aren't concrete indicators of a game's success, but there's no smoke without fire.
Being an online-only release, ANTHEM lives and dies by its active playerbase, and going by an in-depth survey that Reddit user SyntaxTheGr8 put together, it's not looking especially healthy right now.
The survey pooled responses from over 1000 Reddit users, and the results are rather damning. 98.4% of people said they'd played ANTHEM for over an hour, but 53% say they've quit the game completely. What's more, a further 28% say they're either quitting soon, or they're at least considering quitting. And remember, this survey is based a hardcore ANTHEM community -- if they're not into ANTHEM at this point, then it's very likely that less committed players will be.
The troubling survey results don't stop there, however. When asked about the future of ANTHEM, a whopping 79% said it's "concerning", "not looking good at all", or "horrible". You can see all of the survey results through here.
It's difficult to say what the future holds for ANTHEM. We've said this before, but realistically, it's going to take nothing short of a miracle from BioWare to set the game straight. Whether the developer will be given the time or the resources to do so, however, remains to be seen.