Uplay+, Ubisoft’s new subscription service, launched yesterday on PC, giving subscribers access to the company’s entire library of over 100 games. The service got off to a rocky start with server overloads causing issues for many, but Ubisoft has now solved most of these problems.
Uplay+ subscribers launching the program are encountering another issue altogether: Anno 1880 is nowhere to be found. Released back in April, the latest game in the city-building series is the reason many subscribed to the service in the first place. “Due to technical reasons Anno 1800 will not be available on Uplay+ at the launch of the service,” Ubisoft wrote on its support site. “We are working to make it available for players as soon as possible. We’ll provide a more precise date when we can.”
Anno 1800’s absence at Uplay+’s launch is likely to disappoint some, but at least it should appear once these technical issues are ironed out. In GameSpot’s review, David Wildgoose said, “I spent all of my time playing Anno 1800 in a mild yet pervasive state of anxiety. As a city-building sim that emphasizes economic management, it is as robust and powerful as the steel factories it allows you to pollute the skies with. But for all the natural beauty of its island paradise and the architectural splendor of its churches, theatres, and piers, it’s just a little too cold in its reliance on numbers and a little too impenetrable in its reluctance to show you its workings. I’m glad I visited, but I don’t think I’d want to live there.”
In the meantime, Uplay+ subscribers can still download and play the likes of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, The Division 2, and Rainbow Six Siege. A closed beta for Ghost Recon Breakpoint is happening over the weekend, too, and we have all of the details. A recent leak suggests a new Splinter Cell might also be on the way.