Bioware has discontinued development of the new version of Anthem.

The new version, also known as ‘Anthem Next’, has been in the works since the end of 2019. The Anthem released in 2018 did not bring the intended success for Bioware and publisher Electronic Arts. Anthem Next would overhaul the game and make the game more popular than ever.

In a blog post, Bioware announces that the development has been stopped completely. The finger is pointed to the situation surrounding corona and the fact that people have to work from home. Bioware announces that the current version of Anthem will remain playable.

The blog post also reports that Bioware will now focus entirely on the Mass Effect franchise, the highly anticipated next installment of Dragon Age, and updates to Star Wars: The Old Republic.