The Settlers: Ubisoft’s cult RTS returns to PC


The Settlers: Ubisoft's cult RTS returns to PC

Developped by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, the reboot of The Settlers has experienced many development difficulties. Originally the project was a new opus in 2014, finally became a reboot in 2018 and then postponed until 2024 … After which we had no news. Fortunately, the fans’ wait is over since we now know the game’s release date and that a beta will start very soon.

The Settlers: Ubisoft's cult RTS returns to PCThe Settlers: Ubisoft's cult RTS returns to PC

Ubisoft Düsseldorf, a studio previously known as Blue Byte, is therefore announcing The Settlers for March 17, 2024 on Ubisoft Connect and Epic Games Store. The reboot is already shaping up to be a feast for the eyes and Creative Director of The Settlers, Christian Hagerdorn reminded him to Polygon by opposing it to some RTS like StarCraft: The Settlers is a game where you take your time.

You watch these games, eh? Sometimes people lower the graphics quality in other games just to be able to see all the action quickly. It is the exact opposite of our game ; we want people to be able to enjoy it, immerse themselves in the world, follow this guy who cut down a tree and bring it back to the base, and see what happens.

The Settlers: Ubisoft's cult RTS returns to PCThe Settlers: Ubisoft's cult RTS returns to PC

Indeed, The Settlers is a game that puts you in the concrete, not just based on statistics. Fans will appreciate the fact that the game is mainly inspired by The Settlers 3 and The Settlers 4, two of the most popular titles.

Nothing is an abstract stat hidden in menus. You create weapons, it’s literally a crafted weapon in the game; you see the iron and charcoal it requires. Then there is really a person who will take this sword and train.

In fact, The Settlers will therefore ask you to take your time: if you have no wood, you will not have a training ground, and therefore no soldiers will defend your base. Everything is thought of this way.

The Settlers: Ubisoft's cult RTS returns to PC

Forced to leave their mother islands after a devastating earthquake of mysterious origin, the settlers embark into the unknown in the hope of finding a new home. Not only will they be faced with countless new challenges, but they will also be part of an ancient mystery that will change their lives forever.

Prepare to set sail into the unknown, explore, conquer and colonize new islands in a new medieval fantasy world!

Experience the journey alone or with friends in an online multiplayer mode that offers thrilling skirmishes and lots of fun.

Description of the game on Ubisoft Connect

The Settlers: Ubisoft's cult RTS returns to PC

Little is yet known about the game’s storyline, other than that it will involve three different factions : Elari (those who left their homes), Maru and Jorn. The latter will not be playable in the closed beta, which launches January 20 on PC. You can register on the game site in order to be kept informed of the terms of registration for this beta.

The Settlers will be released on PC on March 17, 2024. For those who would like to know more, check out our preview released in 2019 at gamescom.

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