Ubisoft’s real-time strategy franchise’s latest entry, Anno 1800, is just a couple of weeks away from its release, and the studio announced it is coming to Epic Games Store.
The recent announcements regarding the numerous upcoming Epic Games Store exclusives at GDC 2019 is definitely a good sign for future business relations. Ubisoft already released their latest massively successful sequel, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, through Epic Games Store. in their statement, they mention it was one of the reasons they picked Epic Games for Anno 1800’s release as well. However, players who pre-ordered the title through Steam will still receive the game normally.
Following the successful launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on PC on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games store, we are announcing today that we are partnering with Epic Games on Anno 1800 as well. Players can now pre-order the Deluxe and Standard editions of Anno 1800 on PC on the Epic Games store. Once the game has been released on April 16, Anno 1800 will only be available digitally on the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games store. Pre-orders on Steam can be made until the release of the game. Everyone who pre-ordered Anno 1800 on Steam will be able to play the game upon release and will automatically get all future updates and content.
The battle of the stores continues. Anno 1800 releases on PC on April 16th. What do you make of Ubisoft’s decision to go with Epic Games Store again for Anno 1800?