Anno 1503 Multiplayer Patch Cancelled

Sunflowers has cancelled the so long-waited multiplayer patch for their strategy game ANNO 1503 (story) due to instability of their internet via DirectPlay tests. Thanks: blues. Remember that in this spring, EA will publish Anno 1503 - Treasures, Monsters and Pirates, an official Expansion Set that offers "exciting new challenges, additional detailed graphics, optimised game functions and new adventures."
SUNFLOWERS announces a worldwide deal with Electronic Arts for the release of ANNO 1503 - Treasures, Monsters, and Pirates on PC Heusenstamm, 14th January 2004. SUNFLOWERS, one of Germany's leading publishers of entertainment software, has signed an agreement with Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS), the world's leading entertainment software company. Under the agreement, Electronic Arts ("EA") will publish ANNO 1503 - Treasures, Monsters and Pirates worldwide. With an amazing variety of new features the "Treasures, Monsters and Pirates" Expansion Set is the perfect addition to ANNO 1503 - The New World, which was one of the most successful PC titles in 2003. It took over 700,000 enthusiastic players an amazingly short period of time to discover, settle and create their own wonderful world. The official Expansion Set offers exciting new challenges, additional detailed graphics, optimised game functions and new adventures that make "Treasures, Monsters and Pirates" an absolute must for ANNO 1503 fans. Amongst the enrichments to the world of ANNO 1503 are three new continuous play games and twelve more single-player scenarios in varying degrees of difficulty. A new battle scenario designed especially for newcomers offers players a quick sense of achievement. Expand ANNO 1503 and set sail in search of treasures in a world of monsters and pirates. SUNFLOWERS and EA will bring adventure to PCs worldwide in Spring 2004, in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. You can find more information on ANNO 1503 on the Internet at