- Anno 1800
Union Update: What’s next for Anno 1800?
Hey Anno Community,
We’re not quite at the end of 2022 yet and still have the finale of Season 4 ahead: New World Rising is releasing on December 8th, as we announced not too long ago. However, as tradition demands, we first want to give you a look at our plans for the future, and what you can expect in 2023.
Our 2023 plans
Let’s start with the elephant in the room, a question that we have seen asked many times recently: Will there be a Season 5?
Anno 1800’s success and popularity has enabled us to provide more post-launch support than for any previous Anno title. When we created our DLC plans all those years ago, we did not expect to still work on our “baby” in 2022, and still have so many of our fans regularly coming back to our game, discussing features and providing their feedback or suggestions.
To use a metaphor: Just like a year comes to a close after four seasons, so will Anno 1800 see its end of main development after Season 4.
We are not quite done yet, however, (and not just cause “New World Rising” isn’t out yet) and still have a few things planned for 2023:
Firstly, by popular demand, as we still get requests for more Cosmetic DLC, we are planning to release more cosmetic packs throughout next year. Details on them will follow in 2023 – but for the first one we can already tell you a bit more in just a moment.
Secondly, aside from potentially needed patches, we are planning a free Game Update in Spring, not only with bug fixes, but also several additional quality-of-life improvements.
Last but not least, we’re preparing a little something for the 25th year Annoversary of the brand.
So, while there won’t be a full Anno 1800 Season in 2023, we still got a few things planned for next year – stay tuned!
The “Dragon Garden” Pack Cosmetic DLC
We mentioned our plans for Cosmetic DLCs above and while more info for most of them will have to wait for next year, we can already give you a first few details about the first one that is already coming out in January! Just in time for Lunar New Year, we will release the “Dragon Garden” Pack, giving you several new ornaments that will allow you create a dedicated part of your city that Princess Qing would certainly appreciate.
Here’s a first little teaser for you:
Anno 1800 is returning to Steam
Together with the release of New World Rising on December 8th, Anno 1800 will also be again purchasable on Steam, in addition to the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store.
Future of the Anno brand
Above, we gave you a brief overview of our plans for 2023 and we’re looking forward to revealing more next year.
At the same time, we understand that many in the Anno community are also wondering about the future of the Anno brand overall.
While we do not have anything concrete to announce at this point, given the popularity of Anno 1800 it should not be a surprise that we are working on the future of Anno.
Some of you have recently participated to our Technical Test for the console version and we want to thank you for all your valuable feedback. Those versions are shaping up well and we will come back to you with more news.
We are also in an early concept phase for our next project. That means exploring new ideas and discussing what parts we would like to improve upon or what was missing. Like we have done it for Anno 1800 and its post-launch content, we are also closely looking at the feedback we received and still receive across our various community channels such as the Anno Union. But overall, it is too early to get any deeper into details. We are looking forward to the future when we will have more to share.
Thank you all once again for your continued support over the last years! Stay tuned for both the upcoming “New World Rising” DLC as well as all the things happening next year and beyond!
The Anno Team