The third season of additional content for Anno 1800 will soon be with the last DLC »Roofs of the city” closed. It is not yet known exactly what fans can expect in terms of new content. The developers would like to comment on this in the coming weeks. Still, you don’t stand there with empty pockets, because a single picture will put a smile on fans’ faces.
For us, Anno 1800 is the (still) unbeaten king of the genre to this day. You can find out the reasons for this in our GameStar podcast:
Soon it will go high
Do you have to deal with space problems in Anno 1800? Are you slowly reaching the limits of your island and thinking feverishly how you can continue your expansion? Then it’s time to rejoice, because it is precisely these problems that the new skyscrapers come into play.
The first copy of this new type of building was presented to the waiting fans as part of a new one Blog entry on Anno-Union presents. It is not yet known how many different models will ultimately find their way into the game.
As is typical of the year, the attention to detail immediately catches the eye. At the latest when you have erected several of these skyscrapers in your metropolis, your lack of space should be alleviated a little. The construction of these monsters will probably be anything but cheap.
Opinion on performance problems
Another point that the developers address in their entry is the persistent reports from many gamers of poor performance. As was found in the data analysis, many of the reports are due to playing in a higher resolution (from 1440p), although the PC used cannot deliver the required performance.
You shouldn’t underestimate the hardware hunger. The difference between FullHD (1080p) and WQHD (1440p) is bigger than it might sound: the system has to calculate 80 percent more pixels! So it’s no wonder that many computers go to their knees there.
Therefore, the developers have two obvious tips on how to improve the game performance: Either you screw down the resolution, or you should use AMD’s FSR solution. We have already tested for you what the competitor brings to Nvidia’s DLSS technology in Anno 1800 and other games:
more on the subject
Practice test: can AMD finally catch up with Nvidia with FSR?
Release already in sight
It won’t be long before the DLC Roofs of the City appears. The date of publication is currently summer 2021. A more precise date will be announced along with the new information about the game content in the coming weeks.
By the way, we had Anno 1800 compete against our ancestor Anno 1404 in an interesting duel. After all, the title is still considered the best series part for many urban planners. You can find out how the duel ended here.
Are you already looking forward to the new DLC and the skyscrapers that come with it? Or have you already spent enough hours in your city and are tired of building? Let us know in the comments!