Elsewhere in the interview, Flynn talks about the impetus behind making a multiplayer game.
While multiplayer modes have popped up in several BioWare games, this is the first time it’s been front and centre.
It probably won’t have lightsabers or giant slug mobsters, but BioWare’s upcoming action-RPG, Anthem [official site], is going to be more like Star Wars than Mass Effect. “Science fantasy” is how BioWare Edmonton general manager Aaryn Flynn describes it in a recent radio interview.
Yoko Taro is probably best known right now as the director on Platinum Games' Nier: Automata, but he evidently also worked as creative director on a F2P mobile game, SINoAlice, currently topping the iOS earnings charts in Japan.
That's significant because, as NeoGAF users helpfully point out, the 5 top-grossing iOS games in the region include F2P heavies like Granblue Fantasy, Monster Strike and Puzzles & Dragons.
The game was released in Japan on June 6th, and it's yet unclear whether it will get a Western release.