Ubisoft's Anno 1800 pushed back to April for "additional polish and tuning"

Anno fans now have a longer wait ahead of them before they get to step into the 1800s, as Ubisoft Blue Byte announced today that Anno 1800 will miss its original February 27 release date, with the date being moved back to April 16.

The studio said that while the decision to delay was not an easy one to make and that it's "very happy with where the game and its wide mix of new and classic features are today," the extra time will allow for more "polish and tuning."

However, the closed beta that was announced late last year is still coming as planned, with it kicking off on January 31. The NDA that was in place during previous playtests won't be applied to this closed beta, meaning those who are lucky enough to get in will be free to share any content they experience freely. Applying for the closed beta can be accomplished through the official website here.

Anno 1800 was originally announced in 2017 during gamescom, with several more trailers quietly releasing during gaming events since then. It seems Ubisoft will finally be ramping up its publicity for the PC title soon though, as more details on the campaign, multiplayer, soundtrack, post-launch support, as well as "an all-new feature" will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

It's unclear if this game will also follow in the footsteps of Ubisoft's The Division 2 and skip a Steam release. For now, at least, pre-purchasing is available through Steam.

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