At Gamescom this year, Ubisoft announced the development of ANNO 1800, the latest entry in the famous franchise that will take place in the 19th century. ANNO 1800 is scheduled to be released in Winter 2018 on Windows PC.
Developed at Ubisoft Blue Byte, Studio Mainz, ANNO 1800 brings players to the dawn of the industrial age, a time of industrialisation, diplomacy, and discovery. Players will have the chance to prove their skills as a ruler, as they create huge metropolises, plan efficient logistic networks, explore and settle new lands and dominate their opponents by diplomacy, trade or warfare.
ANNO 1800 combines the best of what the franchise can offer: a rich city-building experience, including a story-based campaign, a highly customisable sandbox mode, and the classic Anno multiplayer experience.
“With ANNO 1800, we really wanted to please our fans by giving them the popular features of the franchise they love the most and combine it with innovative gameplay and a memorable new setting,” said Benedikt Grindel, Studio Manager of Ubisoft Blue Byte. “We can’t wait to share more content with players in the coming months”.
Ubisoft Blue Byte also offers players the opportunity to join their team in the creation of Anno 1800 with ANNO Union. This brand new community initiative will provide exclusive content, the latest news, development insights, behind the scenes content and give them the opportunity to play the game early.
Gamers will be able to help the studio shape the future of the franchise, as they are regularly invited to share their feedback, vote on features, create content and get the chance to take part in play tests during its development.
To take part in the ANNO adventure, be sure and register here and be sure to return to GamEir to stay up to date with everything coming in from Gamescom this year.