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London, UK — June 6, 2016 — Today, Ubisoft® and Blue Byte released the new Anno 2205™ Big Five Pack, a free DLC for all players, including new features, updates and ornaments.

The Big Five Pack brings Economic Warfare to the game. Player can enter the stock market and compete with the Big Five, the five most influential corporations, for shares, influence and industrial dominance. Competing with the Big Five offers new challenges and grants special rewards and powerful buffs for a richer endgame experience.

Players will have several tools at their disposal to ensure their corporation’s supremacy over the Big Five. A new resource will be introduced: influence. In the stock market, players can buy other companies’ shares during auctions. With Espionage, players can gather information and unlock special auctions to gain advantage over the Big Five.

Gaining the upper hand in this economic warfare grants players several bonuses. Owning all the shares from another company unlocks additional buffs and reaching industry dominance will grant a special reward. A new public building is also available as a reward for entering the stock market: the trading floor.

On top of introducing Economic Warfare, the Big Five update brings new features to Anno 2205: the sector effects. The Calamities, like the Hacker Attack or Climate Warfare, are temporary and can be removed by solving a counter measure quest, while the Sector Traits affect regions permanently in a positive or negative way. The building quick view also includes industry types and additional improvements in order to help players craft their strategy for industry dominance, and new ornaments are available for the metropolis.

On July 20, 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. Anno 2205 Orbit DLC is part of the Anno 2205 Season Pass but will also be available as a standalone purchase.

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


 About Blue Byte
Blue Byte has a long history of developing AAA PC games such as the ever-popular build-up strategy series The Settlers® which debuted in 1993 and ANNO® for which the studio began overseeing the production in 2007. Blue Byte opened its doors in 1988 and was acquired by Ubisoft in 2001. Since then Blue Byte is located in the city of Düsseldorf, Germany and expanded in 2014 with the acquisition of a new branch in Mainz. Recent projects include Anno 2205TM which brought the acclaimed city-builder series into space and Champions of AnteriaTM, a new Real-Time-Strategy experience to be released on August 30, 2016. Blue Byte created and operates browser-based and mobile games, like The Settlers® Online and Assassin’s Creed® Identity. More unannounced projects, some of them in close collaboration with other Ubisoft studios are currently in development. In 2016 Blue Byte is celebrating 15 years of being part of the Ubisoft family. 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, Watch_Dogs, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman and Far Cry. 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 2015-16 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,394 million. To learn more, please visit

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