Ubisoft prioritizes PS5 and Xbox over strategy fans on Steam – fans feel cheated

Ubisoft has finally announced the successor to the incredibly complex and popular Anno 1800. However, the first trailer for the trip to ancient Rome is already a huge disappointment.

Ubisoft rejects Steam players

2025 will be a great year for fans of construction and strategy games. But not for everyone. Ubisoft has announced Anno 117: Pax Romana, but it comes with one major limitation: It does not appear on SteamInstead, the end of the first teaser trailer refers to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S. On the PC, the new Anno will only be available in the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store.


Anno is a series that is traditionally at home on the PC and Steam is the undefeated top dog. For many players, it is annoying when not all of their games are in one place. However, Ubisoft's decision is not really surprising. Anno 1800 was originally announced for Steam and then removed from the store upon release. It was only allowed to return years later. Steam players will probably have to wait for Anno 117 as well.

For console gamers, however, the announcement is only positive. Anno 117 will be the first Anno that directly to the release (and with all contents) on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. A console version for Anno 1800 was released in January 2023, but the major DLCs that make the game the construction giant it is today are still missing.

Check out the trailer for Anno 117: Pax Romana here:

Anno 117: Pax Romana – What is known

Currently there is little information and no gameplay for Anno 117: Pax Romana. However, we do know that the game will be released in the Golden Age of the Roman Empire and will include both the provinces in the homeland of the Celts and the Italian heartland. This time you can even choose where you want to start.


Antiquity is a perfect setting for Anno. After all, the Romans made town planning in a checkerboard pattern famous. It will be interesting to see whether Anno 117 will once again be a Focus on infantry battles after they were completely missing in Anno 1800. After all, the legions are more known for their land conquests than for their successes on the high seas.