Anthem is a gorgeous, action-RPG from the Mass Effect makers that was unveiled during Microsoft’s big E3 event, and showcased on the Xbox One X.
The E3 trailer showed a vast, dangerous and futuristic sci-fi world where players take control of exosuit wielding warriors.
Players use these jet-pack powered exosuits to fly around the lush, green world of Anthem, where huge, fearsome monsters lurk.
The E3 2017 trailer for Anthem, which will have a release date in autumn 2018, began in a first person view before switching to third person.
And now Anthem’s director Jonathan Warner has confirmed that the game will be in first person mode when players are in the hub areas.
However, when you’re exploring the outside world the viewpoint will switch to third person.
The trailer only showed players exploring the outside world in their exosuit.
So it’s likely when players are in the exosuit it will bee third person, and when out of the exosuit first person.
Warner confirmed the Anthem gameplay details on Twitter.
One fan asked him: “Such a beautiful game. My clan and I are excited to spend many hours on this game. 1st person in hubs, 3rd person in world?”
He simply replied: “Yes, that’s right”.
Warner also confirmed that al of the flight mechanics seen in the trailer were player controlled.
In other Anthem news, EA confirmed that they have plans for the game for the next ten years.
The gaming giant likened Anthem to Bungie’s Destiny in terms of having quests where players can team up with friends online and complete them together.
EA’s executive VP Patrick Soderlund revealed Anthem has been in development for four years and the studio has big plans for the game in the future.
Speaking to Gamerant, he said: “Anthem is a social game where you and your friends go on quests and journeys.
“It’s a game that we’ve been working on for almost four years now, and once we launch it next year I think it’ll be the start of a ten-year journey for us.”
PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X and PC owners will all be able to play Anthem next year, set for a fall 2018 release.