Today during Gamescom 2017 Ubisoft announced the next instalment in the Anno franchise, "Anno 1800". It's scheduled to launch in Winter 2018. And as the name suggests, it takes place in the 19th century. That's the period when the industrial revolution happened, so it definitely seems like a great setting for an Anno game. Check out the official announcement trailer below:
As for what to expect from this game, the developers explain: "Welcome to the dawn of the industrial age. The path you choose will define your world. Are you renovator or exploiter? Suppressor or liberator? It's upto you how the world will remember your name.
In Anno 1800, players will take charge of their own fortune as they navigate the rapidly evolving technological and malicious political landscape of the 19th century in their quest to build an empire that will stand the test of time."