Anthem is now available to donwload on Playstation 4 before the game is released. This is the preload for Anthem on the platform and is great to avoid donwload queues.
Preload in the US was live last week. As for "even an annual pass of some kind" they already said no season pass so as to not split the player base. Cosmetic MTs and new javelins in the distant future (not planned at the moment) are what will be sold.
Never say never mate but yes you're right. UK preload only went live on the day I wrote this though, since I'm UK based that's why it was published then.
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