The Settlers: New Allies is a new entry coming to the series designed by Ubisoft, intended as a Real-time Building Simulation. The game has had two betas, long delays, and more, but today’s update focuses on the current state of the game and will give us a long-awaited release date… hopefully.
In a five-minute developer update that can be found on YouTube, the team at Ubisoft Dusseldorf revealed that player feedback and other changes were a driving force in the current state of the game. You can watch the developer update video below.
To cover some of them, the team is grateful for the feedback and improvement ideas provided by players, some of which have appeared as changes in the newer versions. For example, the pace of the game has been improved, and besides, there is a form of “burst protection” in multiplayer maps.
Burst protection places neutral forces between the main resources and between the starting bases, and if you want to grab the necessary items, neutral forces should go, which are meant to better protect players in the early game in The Settlers: New Allies. Many maps have also seen new tracks, giving players new ways to usefully traverse the map.
Hardcore mode (aka Onslaught) has seen various improvements to its experience as well. These maps will now use the same maps as the Skirmish playlist (which now has 12 maps, up from six), and new modifiers are there to change various aspects of the game, including map resources and victory conditions, to name a couple.
Other new features include an improved user interface with improved save/load functionality, customizable keybindings, new military functions, special PVP matches, an upcoming campaign, factions with unique identity and abilities, and more. The trailer also confirmed the release date for The Settlers: New Allies, which is coming early next year.
The expected release date for The Settlers: New Allies is February 17, 2023, on PC via Ubisoft Connect.