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Sydney, Australia August 22, 2018 — Today Ubisoft announced the return of the classic build-up strategy game The Settlers, which will be led by Volker Wertich, the creator of the franchise. The Settlers will be available on Windows PC in Fall 2019. Additionally, in celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary, Ubisoft announced that The Settlers History Collection, which includes the History Editions of all seven previous Settlers games, will be coming exclusively to Uplay on November 15, 2018.  The first title, The Settlers 1 History Edition, is available now Uplay.

Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, The Settlers is a build-up strategy game that allows players to settle, explore, and conquer new islands in a medieval fantasy world. Forced to leave their homelands after a devastating cataclysm of mysterious origins, the Settlers set sail towards the unknown in hope of finding a new home. Not only will they face countless new challenges, they will also become part of an ancient mystery that will change their lives forever.

Combining the familiar gameplay mechanics of The Settlers series with new features and state-of-the-art technology, The Settlers is a reboot of the build-up strategy brand. The Settlers will combine the best, yet modernized gameplay elements from previous titles with fresh new features such as the new food system, multi-worker job system and alternative methods of victory. Powered by Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine, The Settlers will deliver stunning visuals and bring back the unique Wuselig, or bustling, feeling, specific to the brand’s DNA. Players can immerse themselves in the world of The Settlers, discovering the innumerable details of the bustling life from the different tribes that make up the colourful open world of The Settlers.

“I am absolutely thrilled about the new The Settlers and especially that Volker Wertich, the inventor of the brand, returns as Creative Director”, says Benedikt Grindel, Managing Director of the Ubisoft Blue Byte studio network, “The love for detail in the game world is fantastic and our team managed to bring the “Wuselig” feeling to new heights.”

Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Settlers series, The Settlers® History Collection will be released exclusively on Uplay PC through Ubisoft Store on November 15, 2018. The Settlers History Collection will include gold versions of all seven previous Settlers games, which all expansions, game improvements, and optimization for modern PC systems and Windows 10. All History Editions will also be available as standalone purchases.

Additional information on The Settlers® History Collection can be found at http://www.thesettlers.com/historycollection

Additionally, The Settlers Alliance, a dedicated community platform, is now live. Both veterans and newcomers are welcome to join to be among the first to receive the latest updates and have a direct connection with the Ubisoft Blue Byte development team: www.thesettlers-alliance.com

For the latest on The Settlers and other Ubisoft games, please visit news.ubisoft.com.

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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 2017-18 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,732 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoft.com.


Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, Ubisoft Blue Byte is one of the pioneers of the German games industry. At two sites in Düsseldorf and Mainz, Blue Byte develops high-class strategy games such as “The Settlers” and “Anno” which are played by millions of gamers around the globe. Both studios are also successfully co-developing big Ubisoft brands, such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, For Honor and Skull & Bones on which the teams work in close collaboration with leading Ubisoft studios. Blue Byte’s international team of 300+ developers is dedicated to create memorable and inspiring gaming experiences while using and supporting the latest technologies and platforms. Ubisoft Berlin, which opened in early 2018, is part of the Ubisoft Blue Byte studio network. Learn more about Ubisoft Blue Byte at www.bluebyte.com.

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