Update (Wed 18th Jan, 2023): As expected, Ubisoft has now announced Anno 1800 Console Edition for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, with a release date of March 16th, 2023!
The Standard version of the game is now available for pre-order on the Xbox Store at a price of £34.99 / $39.99, while the Deluxe version is priced at £44.99 / $49.99 and comes with three additional cosmetic packs.
"Welcome to the dawn of the Industrial Age in this city-building real-time strategy game. Experience one of the most exciting and fast-changing periods of all time as you discover new technologies, regions, and societies, implement your own strategy, and build a new world to your design. Play solo or use the online mode to play PvP or co-op modes: How the world remembers your name is up to you."
Original story (Sat 22nd Oct, 2022): Ubisoft has shown strong support for Xbox in recent times with a series of releases on Xbox Game Pass, and it seems it's got a few other surprises lined up for Microsoft's platform.
The latest entry in the RTS economic simulation series Anno appears to be on its way to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 - with the company announcing a console technical test for Anno 1800. In an official announcement, the Anno team shared some more information (via Reddit):
"Part of our team has been working hard on bringing the base game experience of Anno 1800 to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and Amazon Luna! And we would love to get your help for a Technical Test in November."
The team plans to share "more information about Anno 1800 Console Edition" in early 2023. This title originally made its debut on Windows in 2019. Here's a bit about the latest entry in the series from the game's official website:
"Welcome to the 19th century, a time of industrialization, diplomacy, and discovery. Rich with technological innovations, conspiracies, and changing allegiances, this era presents the perfect setting for classic Anno gameplay. Anno 1800 provides players ample opportunity to prove their skills as a ruler as they create huge metropolises, plan efficient logistic networks, settle an exotic new continent, send out expeditions around the globe, and dominate their opponents by diplomacy, trade, or warfare."
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