London, UK – May 14, 2013 – Ubisoft reveals that all English speakers will now have the opportunity to play the open beta of the game. Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, Anno Online® is a free-to-play strategy simulation game which combines the popular gameplay of the Anno franchise with brand new features suited to a persistent, web-based game.
The closed beta of Anno Online® was a great success due to the high stability and the good performance provided by the game. To celebrate the end of the closed beta, players current accounts won’t be wiped and active users will automatically receive a decorative gift to thank them for their involvement: a nice deco statue. Players who continue to play the game during the first week of the open beta will also be rewarded and will get an exclusive in-game item: a premium ship. This boat gives access to some nice features as it can carry more freight and is faster than usual ones.
From now on Ubisoft and Blue Byte offer all English speaking players the ability to create their own account on the official website available at this address: http://en.anno-online.com/en
About Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio:
Blue Byte was established in 1988 and released its first hit game in 1991: Battle Isle. This was followed in 1993 by the development strategy game The Settlers®, which established itself as a longlasting favorite. In 2001, Blue Byte was acquired by Ubisoft, and in 2004 the studio moved into the premises of Ubisoft’s German branch in Düsseldorf. The team at Blue Byte is responsible for new productions of The Settlers® and ANNO®. The studio is also active in the free-2-play genre with the web-based browser game The Settlers Online, available in several languages and currently captivating millions of players worldwide.
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