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London, UK — April 6, 2016 — Today, Ubisoft® and Blue Byte released the new Anno 2205™ Veteran’s Pack, which is free for all players, and revealed plans for upcoming downloadable content.

The Anno 2205 Veteran’s Pack offers challenges for experienced Anno players and introduces new features, such as additional quest types, user interface options and ornaments. At the core of the Veteran’s Pack lies a new, harder difficulty mode, pushing players to their limits where more careful planning is required to grow their corporations. Players can adapt the new difficulty settings to their existing profiles or start a new corporation from scratch. Players will also experience new types of quests, a community-requested quick view mode for all buildings in the sector, and the option to exclude certain goods from consumption. Three new ornaments allow players to make their cities more diversified and performance updates such as improved start and loading times are included as well.

More new content is already in development for Anno 2205. This May, another free DLC, the Big Five Pack, will be released, bringing the Economic Warfare feature to the game. Here, players have to battle for shares of the Big Five, the five most successful competitive corporations, but they also need to defend their own corporation’s shares. Moreover, new Sector Effects can add a permanent or temporary positive or negative effect to players’ sectors.

In June, the Anno 2205 Orbit DLC will allow players to build their own modular space station, which offers a brand-new science and research system to upgrade different areas in their corporations. Orbit is part of the Anno 2205 Season Pass but can also be purchased separately.

Anno 2205 is in development at Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio, and is available now.



About Blue Byte
Having opened their doors in 1988, Blue Byte’s first hit came in 1991 with Battle Isle, followed by the ever-popular development strategy game The Settlers which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. Following their acquisition by Ubisoft in 2001, the studio continued work on The Settlers series, and began overseeing the production of Anno in 2007. Winner of the 2012 European Games Award’s Best European Studio, Blue Byte expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. The teams are developing and operating HD, browser-based and mobile games, including Might & Magic Heroes Online, Anno Online and The Settlers Online, captivating millions of players worldwide. In 2014, the studio successfully launched Anno: Build an Empire on mobile devices. Currently, The Settlers: Kingdoms of Anteria for PC and Assassin’s Creed Identity for smartphones and tablets are in development at Blue Byte’s Düsseldorf studio, while the Mainz studio works on Anno 2205 to bring the acclaimed city-builder series into space. To learn more, please visit

About Ubisoft
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2014–15 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,464 million. To learn more, please visit

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