Anthem’s ‘VIP demo’ is hitting all three platforms on February 1

Get it through EA Access or by preorder

At a panel this afternoon at PAX West, BioWare announced a firm date for a “VIP demo” for its upcoming story-focused loot shooter Anthem. It should release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 1, 2019.

What exactly is a “VIP demo”? Well for one, BioWare’s Mike Gamble stressed that it’s not an alpha, beta, or a technical test. “The demo is a demo. This is the game.” There will be other opportunities for the public to try it out before the beta during limited technical tests.

To be a VIP, you need to pony up. You can gain entry by either signing up for EA Access (EA’s $30/year subscription service) or by pre-ordering Anthem itself. If you’d rather wait and hear what we think about it, you can be sure we’ll have some thoughts once the demo rolls around.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.