Ubisoft Blue Byte News


Assassin's Creed Identity sneaks onto mobile devices later this month

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2016 11:00am PST

The Assassin's Creed series looks to be taking its core gameplay ideas and applying them to mobile devices with the announcement of Assassin's Creed Identity, set to hit later in February.


Panzer General Online rolls into closed beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Ubisoft's browser-based WWII tank combat game, Panzer General Online, is going into closed beta, bringing with it an array of tanks and trading cards.


"More seriously, that looks really neat. Never tried any of the panzer general games so this ..."

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Silent Hunter Online's open beta hits the high seas

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 16, 2013 1:45pm PDT

Silent Hunter Online, Ubisoft's latest browser-based free-to-play, game puts players in control of submarines, giving you a chance to sink battleships everywhere.


Anno Online celebrates franchise's 15 year anniversary

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 14, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Hard to believe, but Anno is 15 years old! Ubisoft Blue Byte is celebrating with a new ANNOversary event for Anno Online.


"I loved the previous ANNO games. Is ANNO online looking to follow its progenitor's footsteps? ..."

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Anno Online enters open beta today

By Alice O'Connor, May 14, 2013 2:00pm PDT

Free-to-play, browser-based build 'em up Anno Online today entered open beta testing so all and sundry can give it a go. Cor, pssh, tsh, browser games, right? But Anno Online may be one of those worth at least a bit of your time, our Ozzie found when he played it.


"Uh oh Haxim, you are SCREWED! It was nice knowing you bud."

- Gwyndion see all 2 comments

Anno Online shows how complex city-building can be

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 29, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Anno Online is a free-to-play browser-based game. To learn more about it, we grabbed a closed beta code and jumped in.


"you can play it for free but the problem is that sooner or later you'll get stuck with busywork ..."

- Vogerl see all 5 comments

Anno dev Related Designs acquired by Ubisoft

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 11, 2013 11:05am PDT

Anno series and Might & Magic Heroes Online developer Related Designs has joined the Ubisoft family, with the publisher announcing today that it has acquired the German studio. Related will continue working on MMHO and will make more games with Ubi's Blue Byte studio, which ...


"What is the major gripe behind Ubi aquiring Related Designs? Is there a benefit to the company ..."

- mastermike569 see all 15 comments

Anno 2070: Deep Ocean expansion priced and dated

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 03, 2012 11:00am PDT

Anno 2070's expansion pack Deep Ocean will launch on October 4 at $29.99, Ubisoft has announced.


"In Anno's case, if you lose your connection you only lose access to non-game impacting things ..."

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Dive, Dive! Silent Hunter Online announced

By John Keefer, Apr 26, 2012 3:45pm PDT

It's been awhile since we've gotten a good naval simulation (without an online requirement, yeah, looking at you Silent Hunter 5), but Ubisoft is taking to the seas again with a new sub sim designed to be online with Silent Hunter Online.


"They need to let it die. They've already pissed off everyone who would be interested in this."

- jonin see all 8 comments

Anno 2070 expansion Deep Ocean announced

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 24, 2012 11:30am PDT

The sea shall deliver more treasures and terrors this fall in an expansion for futuristic build-y strategy Anno 2070, named Deep Ocean. Announced yesterday, it'll bring a new civilization level, over 150 quests, tsunamis, and more.


"I want to get it but until the DRM restrictions are lifted, or I get a new system I'm not going ..."

- baron calamity see all 19 comments

Anno 2070 demo sets sail on PC

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 04, 2011 10:15am PDT

After a whistlestop tour of the past, city-building strategy series Anno (aka Dawn of Discovery) is preparing to blast off into the future with Anno 2070. Ubisoft is giving a taste of that gleaming future today in a demo out now.


"Really excited for this one. Bought 1404 (dawn of discovery) on a whim during a sale... really ..."

- A4cToBeReckoned see all 9 comments