Ubisoft’s The Settlers has been delayed until 2020

Ubisoft's The Settlers will make use of The Division's Snowdrop Engine

Ubisoft’s The Settlers has been delayed until 2020

Ubisoft has confirmed that The Settlers has been delayed until 2020, missing its original release target of Fall 2019. Ubisoft’s The Settlers is a reimagining fo the original The Settlers series, with the first game in the series launching in 1993, while its most recent edition, The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, released in 2010.  

In 2020, Ubisoft plans to bring the series back from the depths of obscurity, with developer Blue Bytes leading the charge. Blue Bytes is the German studio that developed most of The Settlers’ previous iterations. In recent history, Blue Bytes is better known for the Anno series of strategy games. 

The Settlers latest outing will make use of Ubisoft’s Snowdrop Engine, which is best known for Massive Entertainment’s The Division, showcasing the versatility of Snowdrop as a gaming platform. Nintendo fans may remember that Mario & Rabbits Kingdom Battle also uses Snowdrop, making Snowdrop seem like a more general-purpose engine than other Ubisoft engines like Dunia and AnvilNext.
Settlers is a slow-paced real-time strategy game, where players build a strong economy, overcome their rivals with either military or cultural strengths and forge for themselves a strong civilisation. 

The Settlers will release with both campaign and skirmish modes as well as PvP and PvE multiplayer modes. Below is the game’s Gamescom 2019 trailer. 

The Settlers is due to release on PC sometime in 2020 on both Uplay and the Epic Games Store. 

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