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Anno Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Blue Byte

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'Anno Online' Servers Shutting Down On January 31, 2018

by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Anno Online takes the gameplay and detailed graphics of the strategy series and puts it into a free-to-play, browser-based game.

Based on Anno 1404, Anno Online delivers the franchise’s proven and popular strategy-simulation gameplay along with the series’ highly-detailed animation and graphics, for the first time in a browser-based title.  Players will build and develop great medieval cities using the detailed economic system enjoyed for years by Anno fans.  As they satisfy the population’s needs, they will unlock new buildings and face more demanding inhabitants, eventually needing to discover and claim additional islands and connect them with trading routes.

In Anno Online, players will start on a deserted island with only two buildings (a harbour and a warehouse) and will have to make the best of their resources to build, manage and expand their territory in order to develop a commercial empire. Trade by ships remains an essential component of the game, and will offer multiplayer possibilities that will further enhance the deep economic system of Anno Online.

Anno Online will introduce new persistent online gameplay possibilities and offer players the opportunity to cooperate with friends thanks to the Guild System, set to release in mid-May. This Guild System will allow players to create their own Guilds, choose a name and tag, and invite up to 25 members to join.  The guild can then establish a larger strategy thanks to the guild chat channel. Guilds will have access to a new building, the Guild Hall building, which will allow members to gather together.

Dear Community,

on 18th October 2016 we announced that ANNO Online will no longer receive any additional updates. By doing so, we were able to offer you the game for a prolonged period of time, enabling you to play and enjoy it as long as possible. However, we have now decided to shut down the game for good.

Know that this was not an easy decision for us. We’ve shared your passion about ANNO Online and enjoyed working together with a very dedicated community (that’s you!). Since the game has launched, we have put a lot of effort into ANNO Online’s development and you’re contribution and support have made it all worthwhile. Sure, we’ve been through some ups and downs, but those shared memories and emotions show how a common passion can bring developers and fans closer together in the end. Knowing that you have enjoyed our game is the reason why everyone at Ubisoft loves working in this industry. Thank you for this!

The shutdown of the game will not take place straight away, but on 31.01.2018, which is still a few months in the future. As long as ANNO Online will be available, we want to enable you to play it and say goodbye. We also want to provide you with an opportunity to get in touch with your friends or guild members and make sure you can stay connected in the future. Before the game closes on 31.01.2018, we’ll perform the following preparations:

First, immediately following this announcement we will close the primary shop in which you could purchase virtual currencies and items for real money. The in-game shop will remain accessible, however, allowing you to convert currencies and purchase content with what you already own or will still gain from the game. Please feel free to spend all your resources, currencies and items in the game now. Go crazy and have fun, try whatever you always wanted to do in the game and enjoy it while it lasts. Once the game is closed on 31.01.2018, all remaining resources, items and currencies in the game will be gone.

In line with our terms of sale, we hereby inform you that there will be no refund of any virtual currency you have spent in the game or for any resources you still may own on shutdown date, nor any conversion of any remaining virtual currency to another game.

Once 31.01.2018 is upon us, we will continue with our final steps. This includes closing the game, but also its website, its forum and its social media channels. They will not be accessible to you any longer. That said, you will still be able to reach our customer support and community management teams, even after the game has closed.

It might be of interest for you to continue a comparable ANNO experience on mobile devices. With ‘ANNO: Build an Empire’ you have the chance to set sail to discover beautiful, uninhabited islands and colonize your favorite spots to claim them as your own. And it all comes for your Apple or Android device for free.

It was amazing and we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to you, our players! At the same time, we also thank all teams, departments, internal and external development studios for their ongoing support and participation, which enabled us to create and operate this game!

For further information, you can check out the >>> FAQ <<< in the official forum.

Your ANNO Online Team!


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