Anthem Early Access Begins, Full Launch coming February 22
Anyone with an Origin Access subscription (PC) or an EA Access (Xbox One) can begin playing Anthem today with everyone else having to wait until the official launch on February 22. Since early access began the game's servers quickly became overloaded resulting in errors for players trying to log in players being unable to begin missions. While these issues will undoubtedly work themselves out as the day progresses, time will tell if Anthem can compete with similar titles like Destiny 2 or Warframe.
Interestingly, since early access began, Anthem never found itself as the most watched game on Twitch.tv. New game launches, especially major games, typically gather huge audiences on Twitch on launch day, but it seems like Apex Legends and the start of the Overwatch League kept Anthem from the top 2 spots on Twitch. In fact, from my brief look on Twitch throughout the day, Anthem never managed to grab the #3 or #4 spots either.
While I'm not particularly interested in Anthem, the game looks beautiful. Anyone interested in it should check out some of the live streams over at Twitch.