Electronic Arts has officially confirmed that Anthem has been pushed to early 2019, with the publisher revealing a new Battlefield game will occupy the game's previous fall 2018 window instead.
Anthem has yet to attract a concrete release date, with EA simply stating in its latest conference call overnight that the title will now ship in Q1 2019. This probably won't come as much of a surprise seeing as how the game was hotly tipped to suffer a delay just last week.
However, the company shot down claims that Anthem was pushed back due to ongoing development issues (in fact, EA's Blake Jorgensen didn't actually refer to the news as 'a delay'). Rather, the publishing powerhouse believes the sci-fi title will perform better in its new launch window as opposed to the traditionally more crowded fall slot.
No details are currently known about the new Battlefield game, although it's probably a safe bet to assume it'll follow up from Battlefield 1's Great War setting by placing the action during the Second World War. Battlefield 2, anyone?
Anthem was originally announced at E3 2017 and is pretty much EA's stab at a sprawling, connected universe similar to the Destiny franchise from rival publisher Activision. It's an ambitious project, although it remains to be seen if the game will be able to rival the shared-world shooter.