The Settlers is the upcoming reboot of Ubisoft's 25-year-old strategy/RPG franchise, and it was initially supposed to release before the end of 2019. However, its release date has now been postponed to 2020.
No reason has been given as to why The Settlers got delayed, nor have we been given a clue whether the game will launch early or late in 2020.
So far, Ubisoft has been quite tight-lipped far as the reasoning for the delay goes, but we're sure we'll get some info as Gamescom moves forward.
We do know that The Settlers aims to reboot and reinvent the classic gameplay mechanics that fans of the series know and love, and that we'll get a revamped meta-game layer that will offer both solo and multiplayer functionality - to some extent.
The Settlers will also run on Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine, making it one of the prettiest strategy games around. All of this combines to make for a very promising release, so it's no wonder a vague delay announcement will be met with fan disappointment
There was a new Gamescom trailer available for a while, though it's since been pulled for some reason. We'll update the article as soon as the new trailer is officially released, but in the meantime, watch the one we got last year.