Update 12/7: BioWare has given an update to when the demo for Anthem will be released, giving more specific time frames for when fans can expect to play it.
Announced on EA’s website, there will be two release dates for the demo: one for “VIP” players, and an open demo soon after. The VIP demo will run from January 25–27 and be available to those who pre-order Anthem or are an EA Access or Origin Access subscriber at the time of the demo. Those who participate will also get an exclusive VIP demo item.
The open demo will run from February 1-3 on PS4, Xbox One and PC and will be open to all players.
The original story follows:
During an Anthem panel at PAX West 2018, Bioware revealed a demo of Anthem will be playable on February 1 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
The early play session is being considered a VIP demo and will be automatically available to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers at both the Basic and Premier tiers. Those who have pre-ordered Anthem by the demo date will also be able to participate.
Bioware also clarified that this is an honest-to-goodness demo — not a technical test — though the size or content of the demo was not revealed.
However the developer did mention there will be an undisclosed number of internal alphas and betas between now and February 1, though there are currently no announcements about timing or how to be granted access.
During the panel, Bioware also revealed the Our World, My Story trailer highlighting the story elements of the game and how your actions will affect the world at large and your personal story hub in Fort Tarsis.
For all the biggest news and announcements from PAX West 2018 be sure to check out the IGN PAX West 2018 hub.