— 17 October 2022

‘Catan’ Is Coming To Consoles So You Can Ruin Those Friendships Online

— 17 October 2022
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

Dovetail Games has announced a console edition of popular board game Catan (previously known as The Settlers of Catan) is hitting shelves in 2023.

Confirmed for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the forthcoming digital counterpart will allow you to collect resources, trade with enemies, and build settlements + cities on a dynamic, fully-animated landscape via three play modes:

Catan: Console Edition Play Modes

  • Single Player
    “Perfect your strategies in single player where you’ll play against Catanians from the Catan lore. Each character comes to Catan with their own traits for you to learn and play against. With dynamic play styles, the AI will keep you on your toes ensuring that no two games play the same.”
  • Multiplayer
    “Play with friends or matchmake against other Catanians from around the world in multiplayer. Gather your resources and trade to build your settlements across Catan to become the winning Catanian in multiplayer.”
  • Couch Co-Op
    “Play locally for the first time with friends! You can now play with up to four (4) friends in the living room! Using your smart phone, connect to the game to track your cards without your friends seeing what’s in your hand.”

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And similar to other real-time strategy games such as Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the experience can be customised, allowing players to enjoy different board arrangements and engage with rule sets.

The Setters of Catan was created by Klaus Teuber and first released back in 1996. The game involves establishing settlements + cities in the fictional island of Catan, where players must barter and compete against one another for the island’s resources. The player who successfully establishes the most settlements + cities by acquiring said resources wins.

In addition to being the subject of a movie adaptation that’s reportedly on the way, to date, Catan has sold over 22 million board versions worldwide in 50 different countries, with its very own world championship tournament hosted every year.

Keep an eye out for Catan: Console Edition (check out the trailer above).

Garry Lu
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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]