German developer Ubisoft Blue Byte put themselves on the map before their acquisition with The Settlers, a long-running real-time strategy game series. That being said, we haven’t seen a new mainline entry in the series since The Settlers 7: Paths to the Kingdom in 2010. That being said, Ubisoft Blue Byte finally announced that they plan to bring the series back at Gamescom with two titles: The Settlers History Collection, which releases this November, and a “brand reboot” just called The Settlers in 2019.
The Settlers History Collection will contain History Editions of all seven mainline games in the series. These versions of The Settlers titles will be optimized for modern PCs and will include all of the expansions and updates those titles would have previously received. While this collection won’t release until November 15, some of the individual remasters for The Settlers games will be available beforehand and can be purchased on their own. The Settlers I History Edition is actually already available on Uplay.
When it comes to The Settlers’ 2019 reboot, the PC title is being helmed by Volker Wertich, creator of the franchise. The game will have players exploring and conquering brand new areas after their homeland is destroyed by a mysterious catastrophic event. The Settlers will retain most of the series’ classic mechanics but is also introducing some new things like a multi-worker job system, a food system, and new methods of victory. The game will run on the Snowdrop, Ubisoft’s proprietary engine used for games like Starlink: Battle for Atlas and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
You can check out the first screenshots and trailers for both of these titles below. The Settlers History Collection will hit PC on November 15, while The Settler will attempt to revitalize the PC series in Fall 2019.