Are you a fan of city builders? Do you prefer franchises that have a long tradition? Are you looking for a series that is taking you to another period of history with its every new installment? If you answered yes to the above questions, you are the perfect fit for the Anno series, developed by Blue Byte and published by Ubisoft.
We are happy to announce that Anno 1800, the latest addition to the series, has an official date for an open beta. According to Ubisoft, the game will become publicly available to those who want to try it on April 12th. You will need to have a working PC machine that can run the city builder (specifications to follow on a later date).
Players will have three days (until April 14th) to test Anno 1800. The developers recently held a closed beta, and they promise that fresh content will appear in the one available to the public. At this moment, we only know that no registration will be required. Instead, the beta will have a separate client to run the game.
What Is Anno 1800?
Anno 1800 is an upcoming city builder set in the time of the industrial revolution. As the title suggests, the game will be set in the 19th century. A lot of exciting things happened back then, and the chances are you will have to deal with various elements when finding the winning city building formula. Some of the features that we can expect include expanding the city, utilizing transport systems, but also worker strikes and pollution.
The developers promise three modes with the core being the single-player campaign. Apart from that, players will be able to test themselves against others in the multiplayer mode or enjoy themselves while playing a sandbox.
The interesting thing to mention is that the game should have had a full release on February 26th. However, Ubisoft decided to delay it for further polishing purposes. The new release is set for April 16th, a couple of days after the open beta finishes. If the game sounds interesting, you can visit the Anno Union website and register to receive news about the upcoming game and the future betas.