Ubisoft's Anno 2205 city sim takes the franchise even farther into the future - even reaching beyond our own planet.
City building games like SimCity and Cities: Skylines are well and good, but what if you want to go sci-fi? Then you'll likely want to check out Anno 2205, which was just revealed by Ubisoft at E3. Continuing the franchise last visited during the award-winning Anno 2070, this game lets players build cities and manage resouces even farther into the future - even to the point of managing entire cities on the moon.
The Anno series has been running since 1998, challenging players to use RTS, city building, and business tactics while designing powerful colonies. Where most games focused on the past, Anno 2070 took players to a future where they had to rebuild from the effects of rising sea levels and global warming. Anno 2205 will clearly go well beyond that timeframe, where various factions are making their first steps into space colonization.
That simple setting change really helps Anno 2205 stand out from it contemporaries, and should rally long-time fans. Here's hoping Ubisoft can avoid the DRM kerfuffle that cast Anno 2070 in a poor light. We'll find out when it launches on Nov. 3, 2015.