Ubisoft Announces Anno 2070, Looks Fantastic!

Ubisoft have now officially announced the latest iteration of the award-winning RTS franchise, Anno 2070. The game is quite obviously set in the future and will task players with today's challenges using tomorrow's technologies.

Developed by Related Designs in collaboration with Blue Byte, Anno 2070 takes place in a near-future environment where climate change has forced humanity to adapt to rising sea levels that have left stretches of once-fertile land completely inhospitable. Players need to master new technologies while facing numerous ecological challenges to build their empires. Anno 2070 offers players the ability to be architects of the future and create the world of tomorrow.

Caroline Stevens, EMEA Brand Director at Ubisoft had the following to say:
Anno 2070 is a very ambitious game that will feel both familiar and fresh to fans of the series. Due to the game’s futuristic setting, the development team wasn’t restricted by historical boundaries and was able to dream bigger than ever before. It’s a new take on a great franchise that both newcomers and longtime fans will love.

The game has been developed alongside a brand new engine for breathtaking graphics. There will be a single player mode as well as a multiplayer. The world of Anno 2070 will evolve differently depending on each player’s playing style and choices. Players’ decisions will have an impact on the environment, the architectural look of their world, and the needs of their populations, leading them to refine and better understand the impact of their personal approaches to managing the world’s resources.

Players will also be able to select between two factions when building their empires. Players can choose between an industrial and efficient course by joining the Tycoons or a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly direction by siding with the Ecos.

Check out the official site here.

Anno 2070 is set to release for PCs in Winter 2011.