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New Settlers gets co-op

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Ubisoft is excited to tell us about their new Settlers game, Kingdoms of Anteria. Fans of the franchise love building their economies, but there are other new elements of the game that I’m not totally convinced that players will love.

According to new info on the Ubisoft blog, you can build bigger kingdoms, create strong production chains and unlock upgrades and sectors. You will also take on enemies in tactical battles to get new loot by engaging in battles with a champion of your choice. But wait, there’s more:

In addition to the solo play, you can partner with up to three other people and explore the lands of Anteria, collecting loot as you go. Build strong bonds with your friends and trade resources to help everyone maintain a healthy economy.

The new Settlers is getting co-op, too? Wow, Ubisoft really thinks that I like playing games with friends – seems almost all their games are getting co-op capabilities. Perhaps I can go all Adam Smith on the game and use competitive advantage to ensure that all my friends can specialize on making their economies work together and whatnot, but it just seems a bit odd for a Settlers game.

The game will apparently be on show at Gamescom – I will try to take a look at it for you all and let you know if it actually works in practice or will alienate all the diehard fans of the franchise. You should also be able to sign up for the closed Beta soon, although I don’t see anything to click on the official site just yet.

Are you excited at the prospect of sharing resources with your Settlers friends, or is this a game that’s meant to be played alone? Is the co-op trend making you happy, or would you wish it would just blog over already?

Last Updated: August 7, 2014

45 Comments

  1. Sith JJ

    August 7, 2014 at 10:05

    You had me at co-op
    Lost me at Uplay

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      August 7, 2014 at 10:13

      Agreed.

      Reply

  2. Sith JJ

    August 7, 2014 at 10:05

    You had me at co-op
    Lost me at Uplay

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      August 7, 2014 at 10:13

      Agreed.

      Reply

  3. Sith JJ

    August 7, 2014 at 10:15

    I seriously enjoy playing co-op. Given it’s with the right people. Strategy games and such being some of the best to play alongside each other. There are many games I wish could’ve had a co-op option (FFD topic right here Geoff) that could’ve prolonged the life of the game.

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    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      August 7, 2014 at 10:16

      Speaking of which, when are we doing L4D2 co-op again?

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        August 7, 2014 at 10:20

        Ask Zoe when she wants to be slobbered on again by LGz people (I didn’t mean it like that – besides there are much worse ones I could’ve used).

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  4. Sith JJ

    August 7, 2014 at 10:15

    I seriously enjoy playing co-op. Given it’s with the right people. Strategy games and such being some of the best to play alongside each other. There are many games I wish could’ve had a co-op option (FFD topic right here Geoff) that could’ve prolonged the life of the game.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      August 7, 2014 at 10:16

      Speaking of which, when are we doing L4D2 co-op again?

      Reply

      • Sith JJ

        August 7, 2014 at 10:20

        Ask Zoe when she wants to be slobbered on again by LGz people (I didn’t mean it like that – besides there are much worse ones I could’ve used).

        Reply

  5. Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

    August 7, 2014 at 10:16

    I wish Skyrim was co-op…

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    • Sith JJ

      August 7, 2014 at 10:20

      I’ve said this a million times and I’m starting to get the feeling that Bethesda misinterpreted it when they created the abomination of TESO.

      Reply

    • Rince

      August 7, 2014 at 10:22

      Oh man that would be so awesome.

      Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      August 7, 2014 at 10:30

      • Sith JJ

        August 7, 2014 at 10:33

        If this works I will find you and I will hug you.

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        August 7, 2014 at 10:55

        “What is not yet implemented:- Coop (This includes questing etc)
        – Monster Syncronization (Another player will not see the monsters that you see.)
        – Party System
        – Trading
        – Private Chat
        – Dueling/PvP

        So that is a “not yet” from me

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      August 7, 2014 at 12:15

      There’s always TESO ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

  6. Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

    August 7, 2014 at 10:16

    I wish Skyrim was co-op…

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      August 7, 2014 at 10:20

      I’ve said this a million times and I’m starting to get the feeling that Bethesda misinterpreted it when they created the abomination of TESO.

      Reply

    • Rince

      August 7, 2014 at 10:22

      Oh man that would be so awesome.

      Reply

    • Viking Of Science

      August 7, 2014 at 10:30

      • Sith JJ

        August 7, 2014 at 10:33

        If this works I will find you and I will hug you.

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        August 7, 2014 at 10:55

        “What is not yet implemented:- Coop (This includes questing etc)
        – Monster Syncronization (Another player will not see the monsters that you see.)
        – Party System
        – Trading
        – Private Chat
        – Dueling/PvP

        So that is a “not yet” from me

        Reply

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      August 7, 2014 at 12:15

      There’s always TESO ๐Ÿ˜›

      Reply

  7. Jaded_Reprobate

    August 7, 2014 at 10:18

    You had me at Settlers
    Lost me at co-op

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  8. Jaded_Reprobate

    August 7, 2014 at 10:18

    You had me at Settlers
    Lost me at co-op

    Reply

  9. Rince

    August 7, 2014 at 10:22

    All you need is Uplay! Uplay yay!

    Reply

  10. Rince

    August 7, 2014 at 10:22

    All you need is Uplay! Uplay yay!

    Reply

  11. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 7, 2014 at 10:31

    I wish this trend would blob over. They’re trying to force online play into every game, even ones that don’t need it. At least in this case it’s optional.

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    • Sith JJ

      August 7, 2014 at 10:36

      My feeling is that it’s fine. As long as they give you the option.
      TESO could’ve been great if it was an SP game with the option of playing co-op. (let’s just ignore the fact that the gameplay in TESO is terribly slow)

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  12. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 7, 2014 at 10:31

    I wish this trend would blob over. They’re trying to force online play into every game, even ones that don’t need it. At least in this case it’s optional.

    Reply

    • Sith JJ

      August 7, 2014 at 10:36

      My feeling is that it’s fine. As long as they give you the option.
      TESO could’ve been great if it was an SP game with the option of playing co-op. (let’s just ignore the fact that the gameplay in TESO is terribly slow)

      Reply

  13. R4ziel

    August 7, 2014 at 11:14

    All the guys in the comments saying that co-op will ruin this… You dont NEED to play co-op and go find 3 friends that will play with you, they are adding co-op for those who want it. I myself have been a settlers die hard fan from the start and think playing it with my like minded friends would be freaking brilliant!!

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  14. R4ziel

    August 7, 2014 at 11:14

    All the guys in the comments saying that co-op will ruin this… You dont NEED to play co-op and go find 3 friends that will play with you, they are adding co-op for those who want it. I myself have been a settlers die hard fan from the start and think playing it with my like minded friends would be freaking brilliant!!

    Reply

  15. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    August 7, 2014 at 12:14

    You play!
    We play!
    None of us love the UPlay!

    Reply

  16. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    August 7, 2014 at 12:14

    You play!
    We play!
    None of us love the UPlay!

    Reply

  17. Ryanza

    August 7, 2014 at 12:48

    Even Settles is getting co-op

    Ryan what’s your stance on DRM again.

    Reply

  18. Ryanza

    August 7, 2014 at 12:48

    Even Settles is getting co-op

    Ryan what’s your stance on DRM again.

    Reply

  19. Brady miaau

    August 7, 2014 at 14:01

    Right, so we play this co-op. Ever played a game like this co-op? Got 10 hours at a stretch? I do not. Like CIV V multi player. Oh my oath.

    I think this is so niche is doomed from the start. these types of games are best, in my opinion as Single Player affairs.

    Reply

  20. Brady miaau

    August 7, 2014 at 14:01

    Right, so we play this co-op. Ever played a game like this co-op? Got 10 hours at a stretch? I do not. Like CIV V multi player. Oh my oath.

    I think this is so niche is doomed from the start. these types of games are best, in my opinion as Single Player affairs.

    Reply

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