Publisher Ubisoft and Developer Blue Byte have announced that their city building game Anno Online is now in Open Beta. Fear not, for those of you worried about the browser game inevitably being Pay to Win, the self described “strategy” game will have none of that, mostly due to its lack of combat which is usually a key part of a strategy game.
The beta launch comes with a new update, adding new clan and multiplayer features, and promises of no wipes for those who participated in the closed beta. In addition to the lack of wipes, closed beta players will receive a decorative statue as a thank you gift, with players that continue through the open beta receiving a premium ship with upgraded specs.
If creating a booming economic powerhouse appeals to you, go ahead and sign up for the open beta here.