The Anthem Alpha took place over the weekend and while I would love to share the experience with you guys, when signing up for the test we all signed an NDA that prevented us from speaking about that game at all. Even tweeting about any issues I had was against its user agreement so it was hard to keep the info under wraps. Not everyone obeyed the NDA it seems as one streamer thought he was better than everyone else and tried to stream the gameplay.
This was a bad idea as EA had a countermeasure in place to prevent such thing from happening. The moment LifeFails went live with the game on Twitch, EA magically crashed his Origin client completely which forced him to reboot it. As soon as he loaded in, he realised that his entire Origin game library was gone….all of it.
Clearly, the NDA was meant to be in place to prevent these things from happening and EA has all the right to take harsh action against people who thought it wise to break it. If you wanted to stream Anthem gameplay then it would be a wiser choice to wait until the Private VIP demo releases on 25 January 2019. This demo will require a pre-order or EA Access and Origin Access but will be open to everyone on 1 February 2019. The full game, however, is set for release on 22 February 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC.