Ubisoft’s Blue Byte studio began working on the new Settlers formula in the spring of 2005 when director Ralf Wirsing assembled a team of veteran developers who contributed to The Settlers III and IV: Heritage of Kings and The Settlers II: 10th Anniversary.
The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. Attributes that are typical of The Settlers series are once again the focus of the game. Gamers create magnificent cities and inhabit them with hundreds of settlers going about their daily lives.
The settlers inhabit a richly detailed world with different continents and diverse vegetation. The gaming environment is enhanced by the best graphics seen in a strategy game to date, inviting gamers to become immersed in their worlds. As the king and ruler in The Settlers VI, gamers control the story of their people using a dramatic story-based campaign, enjoy the prosperity of their cities, and closely observe each individual settler as they go about their daily tasks.