Like any multiplayer online game that involves playing with friends and collecting loot, Anthem will involve some level of customization. The development team knows that players will want to make their Javelin feel unique and special and plan to offer lots of customization options to allow for that.
Anthem will include a number of customization options for the Javelin armor, including paint jobs and the option to actually change the geometry of the suit. This should give players lots of opportunities to stand out from the crowd and make sure that the world isn't full of tons of freelancers who look exactly the same.
Anytime customization comes up, there's also going to be questions about loot boxes, microtransactions, and other hidden costs. Bioware has already offered an answer to this question and promised that, although there will be vanity microtransactions, there will not be loot boxes or any pay-to-win sort of items.
Electronic Arts clearly knew that microtransactions were a touchy subject heading into this E3, after all of the drama surrounding Battlefront 2 in the past year. The company is trying to move beyond those problems and hopefully Anthem will be able to prove that it's a new era for EA.
Check back for more updates and news about Anthem throughout the week.
Anthem is currently scheduled for launch at some point in early 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.