Look Anthem fans, even if you accept the premise that Anthem is equal or better than D1 and Division on launch, that is no excuse. Why? Because its been years since those games came out and EA/Bioware learned zero lessons from their mistakes. Anthem is a weird game that feels like it was developed in some type of maximum security prison where the developers weren't allowed to play other games in the genre.
Also you know what D1 had on launch that Anthem won't get until May? An actual endgame with a raid that is still looked back on fondly to this day by Destiny fans. Also, visually distinct armor/guns/loot. Also, multiple visually disntict open areas(Anthem with its one biome smh). Also, really good enemy design. Also, great gunplay.
D1 had a lot of issues, but there're also many positives that you can point to as the reason that Destiny persevered until Taken King.
Meanwhile, Anthem has great flight and good abilities(that become less useful in the endgame). Oh, and a publisher with a notoriously itchy trigger finger when it comes to under performing games/studios. The future does not look rosy.