Today, Ubisoft announced that Anno 1800, the latest installment from the successful city-building and strategic franchise, is the fastest-selling Anno game to date. In addition, Ubisoft revealed that, during its first week of launch, Anno 1800 was sold four times more than the previous opus Anno 2205 in its first week. Anno 1800 launched worldwide on April 16 on Windows PC.
Rich with technological innovations, conspiracies, and constantly fluctuating allegiances, the 19th century is the perfect setting for classic Anno gameplay. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, Anno 1800 provides players with countless opportunities to prove their skills as a ruler. Players can create huge metropolises, plan efficient logistics networks, settle an exotic new continent, send out global expeditions, and dominate their opponents by diplomacy, trade, or warfare.
“Anno 1800 has been an incredible journey for all the excellent people working at Ubisoft Blue Byte and we are so happy to see that players really enjoy playing our game. Since the announcement of the game, the community of Anno 1800 has provided us with countless useful feedback through our community platform Anno Union and helped us release an excellent game. We really feel privileged to have one of the most committed communities in the video game industry. After this amazing launch, we will completely focus on delivering the best post-launch content possible for Anno 1800 and can’t wait to show you more!” said Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director at Ubisoft Blue Byte.
Since the release of the game on April 16, Anno 1800 players have been very busy building their industrial empire. Here are a few impressive figures:
- Players have reached almost 7 billion citizens across their islands, more than three times the global population back in 1899
- Players have built over 10 million ships
- Players have built over 1 billion grain fields
- Over 3 million islands have been settled
Anno 1800 and the Season Pass released on April 16 are available digitally on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games store for Windows PC. The Season pass can be purchased at the price of $24.99 Digital Deluxe and Pioneers Editions owners will have access to exclusive content including the Anarchist character.
For more than a year and a half, Anno 1800 has invited players to take part in the creation and the development of the game by giving feedback through the Anno Union. So far, more than 160 blogs have been published, 15,000 comments posted and 5 community contests organized. This collaboration between players and the studio enables the development team to shape the game and add requested community features.