Ubisoft's Anno RTS franchise has always dealt with a historical setting, typically when the European nations were sending out explorers. The most recent game, Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery, allowed players to build an empire and trade with various nations, including the Orient. Well today Ubisoft has announced the newest game in the Anno franchise, but this one deviates from the historical setting. The new game will be called Anno 2070 and is set in our not too distant future, which Ubisoft claims allows the developers more of a freedom with design. The past games were bound to the technology available in the past, but with the game being set 60 years in the future, there is much more freedom available in how to do things and design the world. Ubisoft does say that the game will "feel both familiar and fresh to fans of the series," and with the futuristic setting, I hope that comes true and possibly brings in some new fans.
Anno 2070 will be out this winter for PC.