Ubisoft has announced that Anno 1800 is the fastest-selling game in the series, selling four times as many copies as Anno 2205 in its first week. Anno 1800 launched April 16th, 2019 on PC and the city builder absolutely improves on the usual Anno gameplay with the setting's rich technological innovations, conspiracies, and fluctuating political climate.
Since the game was released, players haven't stopped working on building their industrial empire. Ubisoft shared a few fascinating player metrics to show the immense support players have given the game:
- Players have reached almost 7 billion citizens across their islands, more than three times the global population back in 1899 ;
- Players have built over 10 million ships ;
- Players have built over 1 billion grain fields ;
- Over 3 million islands have been settled on.
Additionally, for more than a year and a half, Anno 1800 has invited players to take part in the creation and the development of the game by giving feedback through the Anno Union. So far, more than 160 blogs have been published, 15,000 comments posted, and 5 community contests organized. So clearly, players are absolutely in love with the game.
"Anno 1800 has been an incredible journey for all the people working at Ubisoft Blue Byte and we are so happy to see that players really enjoy playing our game. Since the announcement of the game, the community of Anno 1800 has provided us with countless useful feedbacks through our community platform Anno Union and helped us releasing an excellent game. We really feel privileged to have one of the most committed communities of the video game industry. After this amazing and successful launch, we now completely focus on delivering the best post-launch content possible for Anno 1800 and can't wait to show you more!" said Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director at Ubisoft Blue Byte.