Out of nowhere today, Ubisoft announced that they are publishing an RTS known as ‘Anno 2070′. Related Designs in tandem with Blue Byte will be responsible for taking the Anno series out of the Colonial era and into the year 2070. Anno 2070 is set in a ‘environment where climate change has forced humanity to adapt to rising sea levels that have left stretches of once-fertile land completely inhospitable.’
The game will contain Single player and Multiplayer game modes and it will be running on a new version of the game engine which looks pretty good from the screenshots we have received:
Ubisoft managed to establish a dedicated fanbase with the first couple of games, it looks like a bit of a risk to push the franchise into the future. We will have more to say on Anno 2071 in the next few months.