EA is committed to publishing Anthem by March 2019. During a financial conference with analysts, Blake Jorgensen EA stated that "it will be marketed in the last quarter of the year and in the last month of that quarter". The financial year of EA runs from April to March, which means that Anthem will be published just in time to contribute to the company's budget line revenue for the current fiscal year.
Both EA and BioWare are hoping that Anthem will not suffer the same fate as Mass Effect Andromeda, of course, who failed to achieve the goals set.
Interestingly, Jorgensen claimed that EA is "conservative" when it comes to the potential success of Anthem - for various reasons. The first is due to the fact that the title is part of a new intellectual property. The second is due to the fact that Anthem will be published at the end of the financial year of EA and the company will probably have limited restock of the game, "even if it will be a huge success". Here are the words of Jorgensen:
We are very enthusiastic about the game. It's extremely unique, and I think players will have a lot of fun playing with it, but we're careful not to give too much anticipation and obviously will impact both this year and next year as it will not only continue to sell more in the next year but we will also start to launch the live services associated with the game.