Microsoft's online PC game network shows off its upcoming online-and-offline adaptation of the classic board game.
At the recent Gen Con Indy 2004 event, Microsoft showed off the Windows version of Settlers of Catan, its computerized version of the classic German board game. The adaptation will feature both an offline version, which can be played in single-player only against computer-controlled opponents, and an online version for three to four players over Microsoft's Zone gaming service. (Unfortunately, there are no plans to include hotseat play on the same computer for either version).
News source: GameSpot