Anthem, an upcoming game which has been seen as BioWare’s answer to Bungie’s Destiny series, was originally slated for a fall 2018 release. However, alongside their latest earnings report, EA has also just announced that the title has been pushed back, and will now likely be launched in early 2019. This official announcement has confirmed rumors that the game’s launch date had, in fact, been delayed.

Sarah E. Needleman of The Wall Street Journal reported on Twitter that EA denies a report from Kotaku that the release window change came as a result of Anthem‘s development behind schedule. Rather, EA is planning to release a new Battlefield title this fall and believes that a new franchise like Anthem would benefit from a release during a quieter time of year as far as video game launches go.

This announcement comes just days after Mark Darrah, BioWare employee and executive producer for both Anthem and Dragon Age, showed off the new title to insiders in Barcelona and hinted that, in addition to Anthem, a new Dragon Age game is in the works.

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