- Next month Ubisoft will present the new installment of The Settlers;
- The game has been repeatedly delayed and we haven't seen any new footage for a long time;
- It will probably differ a lot from the previously revealed version;
- Sign-ups for tests have launched on the official website.
We have good news for fans of The Settlers. Ubisoft has announced that next month it will finally show The Settlers, the latest installment in the series from Blue Byte.
At the same time registration for the tests has started on the official website. They will be organized on Ubisoft Connect PC and Epic Games Store.
As you may remember, the game has experienced an extremely turbulent development cycle. It was announced in August 2018, with release planned for autumn 2019. Then it was announced that the debut was postponed to 2020. However, in July last year, Ubisoft announced another delay without providing a new date.
The reason for all these delays was the desire to refine the game. Blue Byte is probably under a lot of pressure to deliver a production that will meet the expectations of fans of The Settlers, as the recent achievements of the team left a lot to be desired.
The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria, which was supposed to combine the mechanics of the series with extensive RPG elements, was eventually reworked into Champions of Anteria. Its release took place in 2016, but the game was poorly received, receiving an average rating of 67% on Metacritic. The project also did not impress players on Steam, where only 49% of user reviews are positive.
New The Settlers was announced as a return to the roots of the brand. In late 2019, partially open tests were organized, but their participants clearly did not like the game. Ubisoft canceled preorders, and the game went back to the drawing board. According to rumors, Blue Byte had to thoroughly rework the entire game, which is why it is taking so long. What will be shown next month will probably be very different from the earlier version of this project.
- The Settlers - official website