Anno 1800, the upcoming latest title in the long-running Anno series, is getting a short open beta period this April.
The open beta will run from the 12th to the 14th of April, mere days short of its full release date. Besides the announcement itself, developer Ubisoft Blue Byte teased ‘some new content that was not playable in either the Technical Test or Closed Beta.’ There’ll be no strings attached, either:
So what does Open Beta mean? Just what it says on the cover- it will be open to anyone interested in testing the game prior to launch! No need to sign up, no need to cross your fingers to receive a key- just download the Open Beta client, and start playing once it goes live on the 12th [of April].
The announcement also addressed player feedback from the closed beta. The team will also be playing through more of the game’s closed beta state in a couple of days on Twitch. More information about the open beta will probably be drip-fed to us closer to the date.
Anno 1800 releases on the 12th of April, after being delayed from its original February release date for ‘a little polish and tuning’. You can check out my preview of Anno 1800 here.