After dabbling with futuristic colonies for two games, Anno is once again visiting the past, specifically the Victorian era, with Anno 1800. Expect big ships, industrialisation and world-spanning trade empires.
Not a lot of details accompany Ubisoft and Blue Byte’s announcement, but it’s an Anno game, so there’s no doubt that we’ll see detailed economic and trade systems, along with a dash warfare to spice things up.
Blue Byte promise a story-based campaign to go along with a customisable sandbox mode and multiplayer, and say that players will be able construct huge metropolises, create logistic networks and even settle and explore new lands.
It’s due out winter 2018.