It is hard to believe that it has been 24 years since the first historical strategy series Age of Empires was released as a PC game in 1997 and in which players developed civilizations from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Now that the series is back, Xbox Game Studios has released some new information to whet our appetite.
Age of Empires II released two years later took things back to the Middle Ages. This game was revised in 2018 but the last new game in the third historical strategy series Age of Empires III was released in 2005, the focus focusing on the European colonization of America. While previous entries focused on different periods, Dungeon Master Quinn Duffy confirmed that Age of Empire III was an aspirational success. An Age of Empires 2 focused on the human civilization of the Middle Ages, allowing players to explore it on randomly generated maps and experience crucial historical battles and campaigns.
Age of Empires 4 is set in the Middle Ages and Creative Director Adam Isgreen said in an interview with GamesRadar that he and his team see the game as a fresh start that will allow them to modernize the series and do some things differently. Still, the game won’t be too different and won’t necessarily be recognizable as an Age of Empires game, but Isgreen has made it clear they want the right players in and the spirit of the series intact. In another interview with PCGamesN about the game, Isgreen also said that the game would not feature any microtransactions.
Given that the last game in the series was 13 years ago, there are a few things that needed to be done to bring the series into the age of modern gaming. Age of Empires 4 is finally ready for the battles – more than a decade after the last game of the series. Company of Heroes and other popular strategy game developers Relic Entertainment are developing Age of Empire 4 in advance.
Age of Empires 4 is developed by Relic Entertainment, creator of the Company of Heroes series and other popular strategy games. New information about AoE 4 has been in short supply for some time, but it appears in new gameplay trailers and has a release date of 2021. The game will not only be available on the PC via Steam but it will also be included at launch as part of the Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Pre-orders for Age of Empires IV Deluxe Edition have started featuring exclusive In-Game Content, digital soundtrack, Craig Mullins Art Compilation as well as Unit Counter and Charts. You will also receive the base game and a range of exclusive digital bonus content such as monuments, coats of arms, and a soundtrack. The Deluxe Digital Edition is available now on Steam and costs $79.99 / PS69.99.
The game will appear on the PC and be available on Xbox Game Pass. The standard version is available for $59.99 and $49.99 respectively on Steam and the Microsoft Store and also via Game Pass for PC. The updates are free and you can play through the challenges, but players who don’t want to join these efforts can purchase them through Steam and Microsoft Store.
Microsoft is returning some of the most popular PC gaming titles, including Age of Empires 4, a revival of one of the best real-time strategy series (RTS) ever produced. With familiar and innovative new ways to expand its empire in vast landscapes and breathtaking 4K image fidelity, this game brings to a new generation the evolving real-time strategy game. In its return to glory, the game puts you at the center of epic historical battles that have shaped the world.
Age of Empires 4, a reissue of one of the best RTS (real-time strategy series) ever produced will be released on 28 October 2021. It is a sequel to the series that focuses on historical accuracy, asymmetrical warfare, and profound strategy. While the first three Age of Empire games has been revised and re-released as definitive editions, this latest entry offers a new look at the RTS formula while remaining true to its roots. Here is everything you need to know about the game while we wait for the full release.
After the previous Age of Empires game landed more than a decade ago, the anticipation for the latest entry in the classic RTS game series would not have been greater if you had put it in the saddle of a war elephant and marched it directly into the enemy base.
The new entry in the classic RTS game series is scheduled for 28 October 2021, according to a recent Microsoft press conference for the game which is due to be published sometime in 2021. For more information, see the announcement trailer, which includes conceptual art of the conquest of ancient Rome and the American Revolution. We will update this article as new information comes to light, so don’t hesitate to tell us what is important to you and what you think we missed.