Settlers Hands-On: Build and Burn Cities in Ubisoft’s RTS Reboot

Growing an empire is a balancing act. Extend your borders too quickly and you’ll be spread thinly, an attractive target for enemy raids. Branch too slowly and another faction will grab precious resources before you. Balance it wrong and you’ll see your empire burn down.

In the beta version of Ubisoft’s The Settlers that I’ve been playing, I’ve seen my empire burn down many times.