Blue Byte set on Settlers VI

German developer working on next installment of long-running strategy series for a 2007 release on the PC.

Ubisoft's Germany-based studio Blue Byte is already at work on The Settlers II: The Next Generation, a 10th Anniversary remake of the PC strategy classic, but it's already looking to its next project, a full-fledged sequel to the series. Ubisoft today announced that Blue Byte is working on The Settlers VI (working title) for the PC, with a projected release sometime in 2007.

The publisher has set the bar high for its studio, promising "the best The Settlers game yet," "a perfect mix of favorite elements alongside new developments," and "the best graphics seen in a strategy game to date." Among the team attempting to back up those claims are developers with experience on The Settlers III, The Settlers IV: Heritage of Kings, and the Settlers II: The Next Generation.

Little is known about the sixth installment of the series, but players will once again create cities and watch them bustle with the activities of their inhabitants, and the game will include a story-based campaign mode. Those eager to learn more about the game may have to be a little patient. Extra details on the "new and enhanced" gameplay features will be revealed next year, Ubisoft said.

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ishgum
ishgum

I'm basicly saying what everyone els has said I was like OMG cool settlers 5 and i played it and it felt like ages of empires nothing to do with settles i've got settlers 3 and 4 which are basicly the same game and even thought e graphics were pretty crap they were the meanest ever so I hope this gameplay is like 2 3 and 4 but better graphics

mimashator
mimashator

WHAT the HELL was with the 5th? (why would they obliterate the good name of settlers, why they couldn't call it something ells? it was nothing close to the previous settlers games) well 6th looks like the original settlers from the trailer... well it better be because i am looking forward of buying this one... i love this game, it has awesome graphics, you cant really control a lot of things, the game play is addicted, easy playing, very appealing, i love the way the people of your town are moving around, it is one of the best strategy games ever made... there is no way you can explain that game you just need to try it… even my friend who hates strategy games, settlers is one of his favorite games...

EikoAtoride
EikoAtoride

Something like Settlers III with graphic design a

LordPlaap
LordPlaap

Hope also it is like previous settlers as wel set 5 was way outta wack. I agree it is somewhat milked out but try to do a set4 lan co-op game desync al over the place :( so ill go for a "true" settlers game with functioning lan !

_Sam_
_Sam_

I haven't played the previous games. I'm not sure if I'll pick up this one

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

I must agree with you. Settlers V was crap. But "a perfect mix of favorite elements alongside new developments," and "the best graphics seen in a strategy game to date." sounds good, doesn't it?

s0l0123
s0l0123

I hope it's nothing like The Settlers V: Heritage of Kings and it should be better than Settlers IV.

SilV3RSix
SilV3RSix

dukerav "This reminds me of a game I used to play way way back in Elementary school, called Oregon Trail." Give it up for Oregon trail!! Admit it, though. The best part was the hunting.

amerus
amerus

omg. LET THE GAME BE! they are killing everything settlers was. dam income hungry companys...

Britesparc
Britesparc

I'd rather it was a city-building game rather than a war game. How about making it really really detailed and having tons of different types of buildings, and upgrades, and have generation cities where your population grows and expands and stuff...

SilentAlex
SilentAlex

I agree with you, settlers V was crap really, they made the game too much AOE...

Nesrie
Nesrie

Settlers V was crap. I too hope they go back to the root of what made the series special instead of trying to make another sub-par RTS.

petrnorth18
petrnorth18

i played a board game called settlers, it was sweet.

SqueekyC1ean
SqueekyC1ean

o.0 i ordered the new settlers from hong kong last week from play-asain.com (english version)

MrFlint
MrFlint

I hope its not going to be the same crap as Heritage of Kings ( that game doesnt deserve the name Settlers, it has NOTHING to with Settlers) Screw the "new and enhanced" gameplay! Go back to the Settlers2 basics, or Settlers3 atleast, but erase that shamefull number 4 from history books...

_Margulis_
_Margulis_

Even better graphics than Company of Heros? I hope its good, i had alot of fun with settlers 4.

gamer9567
gamer9567

Oregon trail was the best thing to do in school.

pwlodarczyk
pwlodarczyk

Another Settlers game... I hope it will be even better than the previous games.

dukerav
dukerav

This reminds me of a game I used to play way way back in Elementary school, called Oregon Trail.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

well then lets hope they keep to their word

ConManWithGun
ConManWithGun

thats awesome ive never heard of that game but it sounds cool

Legir
Legir

interesting?