Medieval town-building simulation The Settlers has been put on hold for the foreseeable future, according to an announcement today from the game’s developers. After being delayed by Ubisoft, the game was supposed to launch sometime this year. However, it appears the game’s developer has decided to postpone the game indefinitely.
The game’s developer and creator of The Settlers franchise, Ubisoft Blue Byte, announced their decision to shelve the game today on The Settlers Alliance community platform. “Since quality is our main priority, we want to take the time necessary to make it right. Therefore, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the release of the game until further notice.”
— The Settlers (@TheSettlersEN) July 2, 2020
After an initial delay, The Settlers was slated to release in 2020. Although it remains unnumbered, the delayed game is considered the eighth entry in The Settlers franchise. The most recent numbered entry, The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, released in 2010. The Settlers would have reintroduced the series to modern gamers with updated graphics and gameplay. Along with The Settlers series, Ubisoft Blue Byte is also known for creating the Anno game series.
Though the game’s release has been postponed, the developers still intend to work on the game during this time. “The additional time will be used to address your feedback and deliver the best “The Settlers” game possible,” says today’s announcement. Updates regarding the game’s release date and future development will be posted to The Settlers Alliance community page. Stay tuned for more information and head over to The Settlers website for details.