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Anno 1800

2 months ago

Anno 1800 running a free beta weekend before launch

Someone is clearly confident in historical city-builder Anno 1800, as Blue Byte are throwing open the doors for everyone in the weekend before its launch. The game recently slipped to an April 16th release but anyone curious will be able to poke around its gorgeous Victorian-era architecture and smoke-belching factories from April 12th to the 14th. There'll be no sign-up necessary, just turn up in…

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Anno 1800 charts course for a delayed April launch

Anno 1800 - Ubisoft Blue Byte's latest in the resource-shuffling city-building sim series - has gotten a little bit off course, and won't make its original February 26th release date. The developers have announced that it's been shuffled back to April 16th for additional polishing and tuning. Thankfully, this shouldn't affect the game's planned closed beta test next week on January 31st.  You can still sign…

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7 months ago

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Podcast: The Gamescom Special 2018

It’s time for Gamescom, the yearly show in Germany. There are lots of games here. Too many for a lone operator. We’re going to have to send a whole unit. That’s where you come in, members of the elite RPS podcast. Four of you are going to Cologne. We’ve heard reports of Cyberpunk 2077, Metro Exodus, Biomutant, Dying Light 2, Ape Out, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and…

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2 years ago

Anno 1800 announced for winter 2018

After jumping forward to the year 2205 and travelling off-world, Blue Byte's city-building economy-o-strategy game is nipping back to Earth and the past once more. Ubisoft today announced Anno 1800 [official site], taking the historical strand slightly closer to the present. This time, industrialisation is in full fling and global empires are being built. Details are thin on the ground for now, this being one…

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