The BioWare blog has been updated with a new post from Casey Hudson to announce that Anthem has officially entered its alpha phase of development. According to Hudson, "every part of the game is in, and functioning". He further says that it's fun to see people around the office and in partner studios grouping together for adventures. He likens it to the heady early days of BioWare during the development of Baldur's Gate.
From this point forward, developers will be working on bug fixing, testing and tuning -- "which will be an incredible amount of work on a game this big". He hints at "really ambitious plans for launch and beyond" and that the team is committed to "getting it right". Hudson closes things out by saying that BioWare "will have news soon about when you can learn more about Anthem and try it out yourself".
Anthem is currently slated for release on February 22, 2019.