Anno 2070 artwork and logo showing a majestic city at the shore

[Update]: The patch has now gone live without too much trouble, though sadly all of the DLCs have been delisted from Steam.

This October 1st Ubisoft will be shutting down online functionality for a whole bunch of their older games, including Anno 2070. However, in a refreshing little twist, the Anno team has decided to spare their game this fate by seemingly bypassing Ubisoft's servers entirely.

As such, thanks to the upcoming September 7th Update 3.0, Anno 2070's online functionality will be preserved for a long time to come! What this means is that you'll be able to continue doing World Events and vote in council elections, keep your current save files and progression, as well as dive into any of the multiplayer modes.

The good news doesn't end there as due to Anno 2070 being ported to 64bit, the online experience should actually be a fair bit smoother than before. Best of all, thanks to freshly introduced tweaks to the online services, you might also notice some improvements to the quality of the matchmaking system. For a game that's over ten years old at this point and fairly niche at that, this really is quite an impressive patch!

Once Update 3.0 goes live I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, you can read a little bit more about the upcoming changes over at Steam. Enjoy!