BioWare has announced that it’s permanently halting development on Anthem Next, which would’ve been a bottom-up transformation roughly on par with No Man’s Sky Next and Destiny: The Taken King. Anthem servers will continue running as usual, BioWare has confirmed.

It’s likely that a variety of factors contributed to BioWare’s decision to end development on Anthem, but the COVID pandemic in particular and the pressures of working from home were mentioned in Wednesday’s announcement.