City builder Anno 1800 looks like a nice change of pace


The future can wait

Ubisoft Blue Byte is heading to the 19th century for its upcoming city builder Anno 1800. Previously dated for winter 2018, the historical game has now settled into a February 26, 2019 launch on PC.

It should be a nice break from the recent futuristic Anno games. If you want to play through a story mode, Anno 1800 will have you covered, but there’s also an anything-goes sandbox mode and multiplayer. I like having structure when I’m finding my footing as an all-seeing, all-knowing entity.

As for what’s new, it mostly boils down to the setting and industrialization. “Expeditions allow players to send crews of specialists across the globe as they seek fame and fortune, while the new workforce feature makes managing your factories more demanding and realistic than ever. Finally, players will settle South America as they lay claim to the oil powering this new age of industry.”

If you have Thoughts about how Anno is shaping up, note that Ubisoft is still actively looking for feedback through its Anno Union community program. The gang just voted on their favorite boats!