Participants can sign up for the technical test but must sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Blue Byte’s Anno 1800 – the newest iteration in the series that focuses on trading, industrialization, and more during the Industrial Revolution – hasn’t received a ton of information this year. However, development is going smoothly, with Ubisoft announcing a large technical test that will take place before November ends. Over on Twitter, Blue Byte community developer Bastian Thun said that the technical test is “getting real pretty soon.”
In a more detailed post, Thun noted that the technical test restricts players to Citizen Tiers 1-3. The full campaign also isn’t playable, and there are some things in the game that, “will (and sometimes should!) break.” However, Thun further stated, “This test is intended to give us valuable insights into topics like balance and game performance. It won’t be representative of the final polished game you will be able to enjoy next year (and which will be even better thanks to all of you helping us with this test).”
Participants will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement that prevents any kind of discussion out of official forums. Content like screenshots and videos also can’t be shared. If you want to sign up for the technical test, head here. Anno 1800 will release on February 26th, 2019 for PC. System requirements for the test can be seen below, though keep in mind that they don’t represent the final game’s specs:
For all #Anno1800 fans out there: there is an update with some further details about our upcoming technical test. I have the feeling it's getting real pretty soon! @UbisoftBlueByte @ANNO_EN 🚤
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— Ubi Volty (@BastianThun) November 23, 2018