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Game Update 6.1 is coming next week

We are currently working on Game Update 6.1, which will fix the issues you can see below. We will share more informaton on the releasem…

The Passage, Holiday Pack and GU 6 are here!

It’s a busy day, as we have a ton of new content and features for Anno 1800, so let’s dive right in to give you…

Anno 1800 Free Week

Play in the Anno 1800 Free Week from December 11 to 18 It has been 8 months and many Game Updates and improvements since Anno…

Game Update 6

Release: Dec 10, 2019 at 6pm CET/ 5pm UTC/ 12pm EST/ 9am PST Download size: 4.8GB Game Update 6 releases next Tuesday, December 10th. We…

The Future of Anno 1800

As we get closer to next week’s update hattrick of The Passage (available as part of the Anno 1800 Season Pass or as a stand-alone…

Union Update: Twitch Drop

We are just one more week away from embarking on our big arctic adventure, making it the perfect time to give you some more updates…

DevBlog: The Passage

Dearest Elaine,I’ve few breaths left. I die never having found a Passage, but then no glory awaits any servant of Sir John. He was certain…

Union Update: Winter is coming

End of October, we invited the Anno Union to go with us on an expedition to test the waters of the upcoming DLC The Passage…

Union Update: Ongoing playtest & retro stream

Once again we want to share a community update with you, showcase some great Anno 1800 impressions from our community and let you know about…

Union Update: Stream and Community Update

We’re back once more with a community update and some info on what to expect from us in the near future. Anno Afternoon Stream This…

DevBlog: Day & Night

The invention of the light bulb was more than a mere boon to comfort and luxury. This new way of illuminating the darkness was also…

GU5.3 and upcoming Playtest

With the release of Game Update 5.3 next week, which was supported by some community members helping us by testing and providing save games affected…

The next steps for Anno 1800

Today we want to give you an update on what is next for Anno 1800. We have received a lot of community feedback on Game…

Game Update 5.2 and Playtest

When our scouts returned from their reconnaissance mission, they handed over mysterious reports about vanishing vessels at the gate to the high seas. The rumors…

Game Update 5.1

After we received reports about bugs that appeared after the last Game Update, we plan to apply another Game Update to Anno 1800 tomorrow, September…

Botanica and GU5 Release

Today marks the release of our second season pass DLC “Botanica” and Game Update 5. We are eager to see your comments on our latest…

Devblog: Botanica

By the end of the nineteenth century, the world was largely connected by trading networks, and the industrial revolution brought a spirit of enthusiasm that…

Union Update: GU5 and Twitch Drop Event

In today’s Union Update, we get ready for the big content drop next week with the Game Update 5 release notes and the details about…

Union Update: That was gamescom 2019!

We are back from gamescom 2019, but there’s no rest for the wicked, as the next DLC drop is just around the corner. Today, we…

Try Anno 1800 for free until August 25 and discover the new Day & Night Cycle!

Experience the Industrial Revolution and Be the First to Test the New Day & Night Cycle during the Anno 1800 Free Week! Today, we announced…

Union Update: gamescom 2019

Once a year at gamescom, hundreds of thousands of gamers from across the globe come together to celebrate games in Cologne. And once more, we…

Union Update: Game Update 4.2

Once again, Europe’s biggest video game expo will open its doors on August 20. in Cologne, Germany. And to keep the tradition, we will bring…

Union Update: Game Update 4.1

Release Notes for Game Update 4.1 After some reports we received after we deployed Game Update 4.0 and released “Sunken Treasures”, we will apply a…

Union Update: GU4 and Twitch Drop Event

With July 30 less than a week away, the release of our first big Season Pass DLC „Sunken Treasures“ and our Game Update 4, which…

DevBlog: Sunken Treasures

The Queen has vanished! But you track her south to sunny Cape Trelawney, site of a great naval battle. In Sunken Treasures’ new Storyline, you…

Union Update: Battle of the Ages

The Battle of the Ages Annoholics living in North America will have the chance to participate in one of the most epic battles of the…

Union Update: Game Update 3.2

The upcoming Game Update 3.2, which will hit Anno 1800 next Monday July 8th, will be the last minor update before we will fully focus…

Union Update: July at our doorstep

We are back with a short and fresh Community Update during a hot summer day, before we will return next week with the details to…

Union Update: Fansite Kit and State of the Game

While we work on the upcoming game update 3.2 as well as the next content drop, which will enrich Anno 1800’s game world quite significantly,…

Union Update: Game Update 3.1

Release Notes for Game update 3.1 After we received reports that some of the issue in Game Update 3 are not resolved and an instance…

Union Update: Anarchist and City Promotion

Dr. Hugo Mercier just arrived in the world of Anno 1800, bringing with him not only a lot of new content for owners of the…

Union Update: Anarchic News

Our last Union Update for May not only brings you all the information you could ask for regarding next week’s Game Update 3, but also…

DevBlog: I want to be anarchy

The class struggle in the 19th century was a clash between capital and labor, between the money aristocracy seeking profit and the working people yearning…

Union Update: Rumors of Anarchy (Updated)

Hello, and welcome to another short, but nevertheless important Union Update! This time we will cover the release of today’s Game Update 2, give you…

Union Update: Looking at our next game update

In today’s Union Update, we will be looking at the release notes of our second Game Update for Anno 1800, scheduled for next week; this…

Union Update: New Milestones

We are back with a short update from the development front, the winners of our #annophony contest and a new episode of our AnnoAfternoon community…

Union Update: Patch 01

We just hit the second week since the launch of Anno 1800 and while we are busy dissecting your detailed feedback and analyzing our data,…

Union Update: Happy Easter

You asked us earlier if we plan to add new things to the game after the big release and last week, we let the cat…

DevBlog: Scoring the industrial revolution

A cityscape of smoking chimneys. Streets brimming with life, as the upper classes take to the zoo for a day out with the family. None…

Announcing the Anno 1800 Season Pass and our free content plans

One of the most frequently asked questions over the past weeks and months has been what kind of post-launch content and support players could expect…

Anno 1800 sets sail!

It was all the way back at gamescom 2017 when we announced Anno’s steam fueled step into the industrial revolution. 15.000 comments later, we can…

Union Update: A Contest, and lots of videos

Alex the Rambler Blitz Draegast Drew Durnil We hope that our contestants provided you with some inspirations for our own Anno 1800 adventures! Check back…

Union Update: Your questions about the launch answered (Updated)

After rubbing our eyes in disbelief when looking at the calendar, we have to face the facts- Anno 1800 is only six days away from…

DevBlog: The prodigal Scion returns…

Welcome to the second half of the 19th century: fading aristocracy tries to tighten its iron grip on the population while the power of progress…

Stream: LIVE from EGX Rezzed

Annoholics, we’re live here at EGX Rezzed in London, where you are able to play Anno 1800 shortly before launch. Come and visit us at…

Union Update: Open Beta details and system specs! (Updated)

In today’s update, we detail everything you need to know about our upcoming Open Beta and reveal the much-requested final system requirements for Anno 1800!…

Ubisoft is partnering with Epic Games store for Anno 1800

Following the successful launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on PC on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games store, we are announcing today…

DevBlog: A message to the Union!

As the release of Anno 1800 is drawing close, we want to kick off our launch marathon with a message from our dear Union friend…

Union Update: Meet your rivals!

Welcome to another week in the Anno Union, this time with an introduction to the cast of Anno 1800 second party characters as well as…

Union Update: Anno 1800 at EGX London

This week in the Anno Union, we have some exciting news about the upcoming EGX Rezzed convention in London and more live-streams on the horizon…

Union Update: Streaming and multiplayer Q&A

As the release date of Anno 1800 draws closer, we are in the final sprints to polish and balance the game. Creating the DevBlog takes…

DevBlog: Multiplayer

Whether it is teaming up with friends to end Alonso Graves’ reign of terror or taking on three other players to see who will be…

Union Update: Conquer together

Welcome to another Union Update, with our latest news from our Anno communities as well as an outlook on this week’s content. Upcoming DevBlog: Multiplayer…

Union Update: Community Roundtable & Livestreams

A quick update this week, we'll have a new Community Roundtable, the Anno Afternoon returns and a Community Spotlight. Community Roundtable in the Annoverse Next…

Livestream: Community Corner

Community Corner with Bastian Today, we invite you to our first Community Corner, a livestream with Community Developer Bastian Thun, where you can ask questions regarding…

DevBlog: City Incidents

Working from dusk till dawn, skin tanned from the smoldering heat of molten steel, just enough time to swipe the sweat out of your eyes.…

Union Talk: Looking back to the Beta

In October we had our first Union Talk, a video where we talked a bit about the development of Anno 1800. Today, we'll have a…

Screenshot Challenge: Our Winners!

Annoholics all over the world were able to get their hands on Anno 1800 during our big Closed Beta event. Beside the huge amount of…

Union Update: Closed Beta and a special Announcement

In today’s Union Update, we reflect on the Closed Beta. Plus, make sure to read all the way to the end for a special announcement!…

Anno 1800 Closed Beta Screenshot Challenge

While the Closed Beta is understandably on every Annoholic’s mind right now, we are already setting our eyes on the future to ensure that some…

DevBlog: Newspaper

“Breaking News! Breaking News! The despicable tyrant Graves strikes again. While his fleet of buccaneers wears itself out on our superior coastal defenses, the Governor…

Union Update: Closed Beta Information

Keeping it short and sweet today, as we're in the middle of preparations for the Closed Beta! And we got a few details that could…

Anno 1800 releases April 16th

Today we have an important update for all our Anno Union members: The release date of Anno 1800 will now be April 16, 2019. This…

Union Update – Streaming Week

Welcome back to the newest Union Update, this time a bit shorter than usual to leave us enough time to prepare the upcoming Closed Beta.…

DevBlog: Ornaments

For beauty builder, Anno games are a huge model kit, which offers hundreds of puzzle pieces to build the city of their dreams. For some…

Union Update: Winter QnA

While some of us enjoy the snowy surprise and the resulting winter themed skin applied in many parts of Germany, we bring you another round…

Union Update: 2019 – Road to Launch

We are back from our short holiday break and ready to tackle the last 7 weeks before Anno 1800’s launch on February 26th. With this…

Union Update: Karrenschiebers Christmas Story

The year is ending and this will be our last blog of 2018. To send you off into the New Year appropriately - and bring…

AnnoCast Specials – Valle & Belannaer

Today we'll present a short blog with our AnnoCast Specials from this week, where aside from special guests like Valle or Belannaer, we also had…

Announcement: Closed Beta and 1602 for free!

The release of Anno 1800 is almost at our doorstep and a before we go into our final sprint for the big finale on February…

AnnoCast 07 – Naval Combat 4.30pm CET

The livestream starts today at 10:30 EST on our Twitch-page. You can also let Twitch remind you of the Stream start, by clicking “Remind me”…

Vote: Community Expedition Event

After reading through dozens of creative, smart, surprising and sometimes funny expedition events, we are ready to open the next Anno Union vote! However, before…

DevBlog: Naval Combat

We hope that you like our brief look into the new naval combat feature in Anno 1800. Please be aware that the content shown is…

Union Update: Technical Test concluded

Our big Technical Test of Anno 1800 has concluded, so today we want to give you a brief production update on how the test will…

DevBlog: Back-Room Politics

Hi, my name is Andrea, and I’m the Game Designer for Anno 1800’s Diplomacy feature. I’m pretty new to the Anno team, as I only…

Announcement: Upcoming Technical Test (Updated)

Brace for the Anno 1800 Technical Test As previously alluded to, we are currently preparing a much larger Technical Test than our previous Diary Studies.…

Union Update: Time to catch your breath

Has it really only been a week since last week’s Union Update? Time sure flies when you are as busy as we are. The final…

AnnoCast 06 – Sic parvis magna – 10:30 EST

The livestream starts today at 10:30 EST on our Twitch-page. You can also let Twitch remind you of the Stream start, by clicking "Remind me"…

Union Update: Sic parvis magna

Yo ho! This week we’ll feature not one but two streams, our game development show AnnoCast as well as our community favorite AnnoAfternoon. Last week,…

DevBlog: Hoist the colors high

For centuries, pirates acted as privateers for aristocratic powers; henchmen that were often handsomely rewarded in blood money for their merciless deeds. But in the…

Union Update: Look to the horizon

We are sorry for last week’s interruption; we found the culprit and made sure that he is under custody for his disruptive behavior, at least…

Igne Natura Renovatur

Who have we here? You are in dangerous waters. You know not with whom you meddle. Leave if you value your life. Else all shall…

DevBlog: Have it your way

Anno 1800 will offer builders a wide range of features, from time-honored proven favorites to all new additions to the series. One thing that is…

Union Update: Like busy bees

In today’s Union Update blog, we want to give you a brief Anno 1800 production update and provide some additional answers to questions inspired by…

Union Talk: Player Feedback

Today, we want to present you our first Union Talk, where we sit together to talk about Anno Union relevant community topics. With our big…

Union Update: Something big is coming

We are knee-deep in the de… the final development phase of Anno 1800, and while the big event season with the likes of gamescom and…

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DevBlog: This belongs in a museum!

Today, we will wrap up our deep dive debrief of the new features unveiled at gamescom 2018 with a trip to the museum, and a…

Union Update: And what a pretty ship it is!

Our team had to fight their way through a flood of incredible ship designs coming from our creative Union community, and as such, it certainly…

DevBlog: The Residents of the New World

A continent carved by rivers, dominated by lush jungle forests and dotted with ancient mountains. Your Kontor just established on a white sand beach, the…

Union Update: New focus test, QnA and more

The end of September is near and we are about to wrap up our big gamescom feature list with this week’s blog about the New…

DevBlog: Let’s go on an adventure

By the dawn of the 19th century, the majority of the globe had been accessed by various trade conglomerates and empires, but there were still…

Union Update: Anno 1800 at EGX and Q&A

A new week has arrived and that, of course, means that a new Union Update chock full with Anno wisdom is here. Before we start…

DevBlog: Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the New World The idea of splitting the game world into the orient and occident quickly became a fan-favorite feature in Anno 1404.…

Union Update: Union Fan Initiative

Union Fan Initiative Many of our fans have been travelling with us on the Anno journey for the past 20 years. And as the Union…

Anno Cast 05 – gamescom aftermath

Our gamedev live-stream will go live today at 4.30pm CEST at twitch.tv/ubisoftbluebyte Alternatively, you can just watch the stream here in the Anno Union! Watch…

Union Update: recap, stream and things to come

Another gamescom is in the history books – and what an amazing show it has been for Anno 1800 and the team here at Ubisoft…

Union Update: Time to recuperate

Another week has passed, and gamescom 2018 is in the books- and what a gamescom it has been! After countless presentations, interviews and stage shows…

UnionUpdate: One year Anno Union!

It was a hot late summer when we announced the Anno Union at gamescom 2017 in Cologne.  Since then, a project born out of passion…

Devblog: New features at gc2018

Today, we want to give you a brief look over four new features shown at gamescom 2018. While only a glimpse at the content we…

Anno 1800 release date and pre-order

Anno 1800 wants to set sail worldwide on February 26th, 2019! With that in mind, let’s take a look at the various ways you want…

Road to gamescom!

It has been a crazy few weeks but we are ready to roll. Before we leave to our road to gamescom 2018 adventure, we had…

DevBlog: Audio Design

To create an atmosphere of a lively metropolis in Anno 1800, we not only makes use of an high amount of detailed visual feedback, audio…

Union Update: Anno 1800 gamescom schedule

It’s 7 days until gamescom and today to clearly time to share some more detailed information about Anno 1800’s presence. Nevertheless, we should not forget…

Union Update: gamescom 2018 preview

Time is flying and it is only two weeks until gamescom will open its doors for hundreds of thousands gaming enthusiasts. An event with quite…

DevBlog: Construction AI

We are Jonas (the fella with the glasses) and Johannes (Mr. Smirk) and we work as Gameplay Programmers on Anno 1800. Together we are 53…

Union Update: Questions, Answers and Artificial Intelligence

In today’s Union Update, we will once again give you answers on some of the most burning questions from our communities. You also can look…

DevBlog: Electricity

Driven by the ever-present urge of territorial expansion, Anno 1800 will see you venturing forth to claim new islands, expand your industrial machine and grow…

Union Update: GC2018 Community Dinner

While some of you hopefully enjoy the weather during this record summer, our team is taking on the road to gamescom 2018. While the preparations…

DevBlog: Happiness

Hi guys, my name is Jan Dungel and I am the Lead Game Designer on Anno 1800. I worked on many different games in the…

Union Update: Happiness and Community QnA

Before we handle the needs of our residents in this weeks DevBlog: Happiness, we will tackle some community questions in todays Union Update.  Thaliruth I…

Anno Afternoon #3 – Batten down the hatches

In case you missed our Anno Afternoon Stream today, here’s the Video on Demand. You can also watch it here on our site below.

Union Ship Design Contest

You have an artistic eye and can’t wait to give the imperial pride a new coat of paint? That one great idea for a design…

Union Update: Contest, Stream and details

With today’s Community Update, we want give you an overview on this week’s content and provide a few additional details regarding our last DevBlog about…

DevBlog: Influence

Hello Anno fans! My name is Erwin, and I work on the game design of Anno 1800. As a player myself, I have a fairly…

Union Update: Ship vote has ended

It was an incredibly close head-to-head race but at the end, the Imperial Pride managed to reach the finish line in a true photo finish…

Anno1404 – Annoversary Stream

Let’s celebrate the 9th birthday of the cult classic together. Join our developers when the dive back into the world of Anno 1404, anecdotes incoming…

Union Update: Nine years of Anno 1404

This year marks the 20-year long history of the Anno series and this week, we will jump into our time machine once again, as one…

AnnoAfternoon #2: Full to the gunwales – Live at 5PM CEST

As with last month, we’re having another fun AnnoAfternoon planned with Community Team members Seraxia and O5ighter today. Come over and check it out on…

DevBlog: Investors

What do you give the guy who has everything? Maybe he was born into wealth, maybe he wasn’t – it doesn’t matter. Money means upper…

Union Update: PC Gaming Show, Community Roundtable and more

Welcome back to our regular Union Update, as the last week has been quite busy bringing Anno 1800 to the PC Gaming Show in Los…

Anno Union Ship Vote

“If I may say, an excellent day to visit. A lot of new stuff came in only last night… by moonlight. We have all sorts,…

Event: Anno 1800 at E3 PC Gaming Show

Watch us next Monday, June 11, at the PC Gaming Show conference E3 2018 to see our new Anno 1800 trailer and get a glimpse…

DevBlog: User Interface

Hi Annoholics, my name is Khajag Jabaghchourian, and I am one of the UI Designers working on Anno 1800’s user interface. When I joined Ubisoft…

Union Update: Next vote ahead!

For the first Union Update for the month of June, we want to share some details about upcoming Union content. During the last episode of…

Union Update: Stream Summary May

In today’s update, we will give you a summary of our last AnnoCast developer stream with Game Designer Natacha and UI Designer Jack. Grab a…

DevBlog: Eli Bleakworth

Hope is the most coveted, yet rarest of goods on the dreary rock called Wormways Prison, home for the worst of the worst. And of…

AnnoAfternoon: LIVE at 5pm CEST

Watch AnnoAfternoon #1– Maiden Voyage: Anno 1404 from ubisoftbluebyte on www.twitch.tv

AnnoCast 04 LIVE at 5pm CEST/ 11am ET/ 8am PT

Union Update: Livestream week

This week, it’s all about the upcoming next episode of our Anno 1800 development live-stream. AnnoCast 04 will be the most ambitious episode as of…

DevBlog: Engineers

The Engineer is the original nerd. Educated and privileged, she is most content in the attic, high above the disorder of the street. This lofty…

Union Update: outlook for this month

In our last few DevBlogs, we tackled some big new feature additions to Anno 1800, but that was just a glimpse at what’s to come.…

DevBlog: A trip to the zoo!

Dear Grand-mama, We are spoiled something rotten. A Zoological Gardens has opened in Bright Sands! Of course, we girls had no expectation of being allowed…

DevBlog: All about items

Introduced with Anno 1404, items have proven to be quite popular among Anno fans, so we decided to significantly expand the system for Anno 2070.…

Union Update: Islands and decorations

Spring is the time of plans and projects, as they (and also Tolstoy) say. And indeed, sunny Spring has finally arrived in Mainz, thought we…

DevBlog: Beauty Building Part 1 – City Attractiveness

Anno is a strategy series that asks its players to manage complex economies and to build vast cities. Since its the beginning, the franchise has…

Union Update: How we make decisions

The impact of the Anno Union on our development decisions In the past, we have often talked how cooperating with the community is an immense…

DevBlog: An update on military in Anno 1800

Today, we want to give you an update on the status of military gameplay and land-based combat in Anno 1800. Last Fall, we kicked off…

Union Update: Web update, island contest and more

This week in the Anno Union, we have some teases for upcoming content coming in April, an update to our website backend and the final…

DevBlog: Artisans, the beautiful minds

Head into your local coffee shop, the one with the vapers and twee chalkboards outside, and you might see a stressed-looking fellow dancing between customers,…

Anno 1602 20th Annoversary: LIVE 4pm CEST/ 10am EST/ 7am PST

Watch live video from ubisoftbluebyte on www.twitch.tv

Union Update: A toast to Anno 1602

It was 20 years ago, in March 1998, when the Anno series first raised anchors and set sails to conquer the PCs of gamers everywhere.…

AnnoCast 03: Watch LIVE from 4.30pm CET/ 11.30am EST/ 8.30am PST

Watch live video from ubisoftbluebyte on www.twitch.tv

DevBlog: Working Conditions

Across the long rows, your employees are a picture of focus. They are shuddering, and their breath condenses against the metal, for it is February…

Union Update: First focus-test has concluded

This week in the Anno Union, we return to the life of your factory workers and explain how your power over their working conditions can…

DevBlog: The Rise of the Working Class

The 19th century worker. Downtrodden, disillusioned and outspoken. Each a dormant volcano ready to spout its hot lava of protest, to unite a single luminous…

Union Update: A postcard from the world fair

Welcome to our latest Community Update! Before we move over to this week’s content, do not forget to vote for the community island in the…

Vote: Community Island

Annoholics have discussed the art of island design since the dawn of the Anno series. With our Anno Union island contest, we put your knowledge,…

Union Update: A message to our community

In this week’s Community Update, we want to appreciate the driving force behind the Anno Union: You, our Fans and Union members who give us…

DevBlog: A farmers life

We have been farmers for more than 10,000 years. We think of rice terraces, cereals and livestock, of Nile irrigation, cabbages and beekeeping. If we…

Union Update: Workforce and production isles?

A turbulent month is coming to its end, as quite a few new features were introduced, and we are currently busy tying up a few…

DevBlog: Residential Tiers

In most games, progression usually means acquiring new skills for your persona, raising stats and expanding your arsenal. In Anno, your residents are at the…

Union Update: Islands galore and community Q&A

It might be the coldest month of the year, but neither the development nor the Anno Union suffers from the winter blues. As announced, we…

DevBlog: Treasures of the soil

From rags to riches – your industrial machine shall never rest when your soot-blackened empire rises into a glorious new era. Manufacturing the first goods…

DevBlog: QA Detectives

Hi guys, my name is Dorina and I am in charge of the Anno 1800 QA department. I have been working in games for 13 years…

Union Update: Quality Assurance and Q&A

Welcome back to our newest Union Update, today with a short teaser about what’s to come before we move over to answer some of your…

DevBlog: Your own trading empire

Hi, my name is Sebastian and I am one of the Game Designers for Anno 1800. I have been part of the Anno Team since…

Union Update: Island creation contest

What an exciting week it has been thanks to the big announcement of the upcoming Union focus-playtests and a passionate look inside in the work…

DevBlog: Island creation

Hi, my Name is Simon Wolf and I am a Level Artist on Anno 1800. I joined the team here in Mainz roughly a year…

Union Update: Playtest coming soon!

This week on the Anno Union, we continue our behind the scenes insights and demonstrate how we create islands from scratch, share our verdict on…

DevBlog: Visual Feedback

Hi, my name is Carsten Eckhardt and I am a senior 3D artist at Ubisoft Blue Byte Mainz. I am a part of the company…

Union Update: Story contest has ended!

Welcome to our latest Union Update, where we give you a glimpse of this week’s Union content and things headed your way in the near…

Union Update: Outlook on the new year!

We are back from our winter break; time to roll up our sleeves and to give you a glimpse of the journey ahead. Upcoming Union…

Union Update: That was 2017!

Looking back on our journey, the last four month were an incredibly exciting and sometimes tense journey. The Anno Union started with a vision and…

AnnoCast 02: Anno 1800 LIVE at 4.30 PM

Watch live video from ubisoftbluebyte on www.twitch.tv

DevBlog: Pushing carts

Anno is about building an empire, starting with just a handful of coins in your pocket and a few buildings in your newly founded settlement.…

Union Update: Studio playtest in Mainz

Last week, we opened the doors of our studio in Mainz to eight Union members, giving them the chance to play an in-development version of…

Interview with the illustrious Artur Gasparov

It was an exciting election, with the crème de la crème of Anno’s aspiring governors coming together to fight for your vote during the big…

Union Update: Playtest and AnnoCast

While blogs are a great way for you to get insider information about the development and for us to get your immediate feedback, we also…

DevBlog: Of 3D Architects and Construction Workers

Take a second, close your eyes and think about Anno. What is the first image that comes to your mind? Probably hundreds of detailed buildings,…

Union Update: Early Communication

Our community of players has been following the Anno series for most 20 years. That just shows that they all share one major trait with…

DevBlog: The Art of War II

With the first part of our The Art of War blog, we talked in detail about the military features in previous Anno titles. Today, it…

Union Update: 2070 Stream Summary

In today’s Community Update, we will give you an overview over the Anno 2070 stream as well as some hints on upcoming Anno Union content.…

DevStream: Watch the 2070 anniversary live!

Watch live video from ubisoftbluebyte on www.twitch.tv

DevBlog: The Art of War I

You have asked in countless comments and forum posts for more details on the military aspects of Anno 1800. As announced earlier this month, our…

Union Update: 2070 Anniversary

In 2011, the face of the Anno series changed with a giant leap into the future. With Anno 2070, we changed our sails with high…

DevBlog: “Dear game guide”, a love letter

A relic from the olden days, or an irreplaceable accessory? For our Creative Director Dirk Riegert, there is only one answer to that question. Enjoy…

Union Update: Welcome November

After a fairly short week for us, we are back and ready to engage the month of November with new content. A big thanks for…

Union Update: October and things to come

Before we dive into todays Union Update, here a chance to watch or rewatch the Anno 1701 Anniversary stream. More time has passed, and the…

DevBlog: Anno 1701 – Back to the future

With its first release on October 26th , 2006 (international release dates varied), Anno 1701 changed the look of the series drastically. The evolution into…

Union Update: 1701 remembrance

„My most beautiful memories about the game are about my then-girlfriend and my cousin, as they were as crazy about Anno as I was. We…

1701 Anniversary: Share your memories!

The Anno series first bustled onto gamer’s screens nearly two decades ago, and next week marks the anniversary for one of the biggest milestones in…

DevBlog: Union Exhibition Vote!

With our recent DevBlog about the world fair, we called on the creative force of the Union to provide us with interesting exhibition ideas, which…

Union Update: AnnoCast Summary

Last Friday was the kick off of our first livestreaming format: The AnnoCast Despite airing on a superstitious friday the 13th, our show went really…

DevBlog: So where is the fish?

One question that keeps popping up  in the comments is how the Anno Union will have an impact on the game’s development. As previously explained,…

Union Update: Here comes the AnnoCast!

Welcome back to our Anno Union Community Update after the short bank holiday break last week. As some of you may know, October 3rd is…

DevBlog: It begins with art!

“That typical Anno feeling!” – A common comment from long time Anno players when they talk about the very special feel and look of an…

Union Update: gamescom throwback!

With the announcement of Anno 1800 and the start of our Anno Union initiative, gamescom 2017 marked the beginning of a new era for the…

DevBlog: Welcome to the world fair!

A city can only call itself a true metropolis if it has memorable architecture, standing as a testament of time and the progress of society…

Union Update: Our Union vote has a winner!

“Our big Anno Union election has been a thrilling race between our candidates. Union members across the world made their voices heard to choose a…

DevBlog: Truth or Fiction

As previously announced, we want to use these DevBlogs to give the Anno Union community an opportunity to learn about various team members’ work, and…

Union Update: Voting, Spotlight and QnA

Welcome to the fifth week since our announcement of Anno 1800 and the Anno Union. A lot has happened over the last couple of weeks…

Multisession gameplay in Anno 1800

Time to get serious! As previously announced, we want to use the Anno Union to give you more insights into various aspects of Anno 1800.…

Union Update: Streaming and Community QnA

Another week, another update for the Anno Union. Some website improvements are still work in progress, and we will share more information about that when…

DevBlog: Building Blocks and Milestones

Have you ever wondered how game development is structured and how we work on certain features of the game? To let you help us shape…

Union Update: Feedback, website and answers

With the first development blog, we gave you some insights into our vision and concept for the game. With the next DevBlog, which will come…

A journey through the history of Anno

The Anno Union is about the journey of Anno 1800 and future Anno titles, but sometimes it feels good to just lean back and take…

DevBlog: Our Vision

With a nearly 20 year history for the Anno franchise and 6 games in the series, creating the vision for Anno 1800 was not an…

Let’s talk about feedback!

To be honest: the vast amount of detailed feedback with the start of the Anno Union blew us away. We knew that you would be…

That was Gamescom 2017!

On Tuesday 21st of August, we raised the curtain to reveal Anno 1800 on the first day of the world’s biggest gaming convention. Moreover, we kicked…

Vote your favorite NPC into the game!

It’s about time to kick off our first Anno Union community vote. When creating a game, tons of creative ideas are flying around the studio…

Come and see Anno 1800 at gamescom 2017!

Visiting gamescom 2017? You can be among the first in the world to see Anno 1800! Being based in Germany, the team at Ubisoft Blue…

Jump aboard the Anno Union

The Anno Union sets sail and we need you in Anno’s new community initiative. Join the team at Ubisoft Blue Byte here in picturesque Mainz…

Anno 1800 announcement

Choose your strategy for victory! Welcome to the next installment in the beloved PC-exclusive strategy city-building franchise. This is the dawn of the industrial age…