Ubisoft recently announced that for the first time in 25 years, a mainline Anno game is launching on consoles. Players can now play Anno 1800 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. On this occasion, all players can enjoy an entire free week* of the game on all platforms, PC and consoles, until March 23rd.
Developed by Ubisoft Mainz, Anno 1800 is a city-building and strategy game, that gives players the opportunity to show off their leadership skills: build gigantic metropolises, set up efficient and profitable logistical networks, colonize an exotic new continent, charter expeditions to the four corners of the globe, and dominate their opponents diplomatically, commercially or militarily. The Anno 1800 Console Edition will offer players the full and most up to date Anno experience with a completely redesigned User interface and controls, powered by the next generation of consoles.
During the Free Week starting today, running until March 23rd on Ubisoft Connect, the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, players will have access to the full main content and their progression will carry over if they decide to purchase the game**.
The Standard version of Anno 1800 Console Edition includes the base game and the biggest game updates, it costs 40 euros/dollar. The Deluxe version contains the base game, the biggest game updates and three cosmetic packs***. It costs 50 euros/dollar. Early adopters**** purchasing the Console Edition of the game can enjoy the Imperial and the Console Founder packs, containing extra cosmetic bonuses, along with the digital artbook and soundtrack of the game. In addition, 9 cosmetic packs are available for purchase at the price of 5 euros/dollar each.
Anno 1800 fans who played the game before on PC and will play on console as well during the Free Week can receive 9 ornaments from the PC version as a gift*****.
Finally, the second official soundtrack of Anno 1800, named Post Launch Compilation part 2, will be available on all streaming platforms on March 31st, the very day of the 25th birthday of the Anno brand.
*The Free Week will happen from March 16, 4pm UTC to March 24, 8am UTC on PC on Ubisoft Connect, the Epic Games Store. On PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series the Free Week will start at 5pm UTC on March 16 and ends on March 24, 8am UTC. The Free Week won’t be available on Steam.
**Any progression made during the Free Week will carry over when players upgrade to the full game, on any platform of their choice thanks to our cross-platform cloud save system. An online connection might be required to start the game as a free player along with a subscription.
*** The Pedestrian Zone, the Amusements Pack and the Vibrant Cities Pack.
****The Early Adopter offer will end on April 16th.
*****Players playing during the free week can be awarded both the Early Adopter Offer and the Loyalty Reward.