Age of Empires 4 Announced

Marco Green
August 22, 2017

During their Age of Empires stream at Gamescom 2017, Microsoft rounded things out by announcing Age of Empires IV is in the works. That may not be the case though, and games don't always remain unique to the Windows 10 store forever (however, ones published by Microsoft generally do).

At this point, Age IV looks like it's a long ways off, but it doesn't matter. However there are armies from a variety of periods featured in the footage: Native Americans (Comanche, if I had to guess), British Redcoats, Roman legionnaires, and Japanese samurai. "[We] couldn't be more proud to be a part of the legacy", a blog post reads. Honestly, we were expecting Microsoft's presentation to be nothing but more gameplay from the upcoming Age of Empires Definitive Edition. It's unclear how this relationship between Relic, Microsoft, and Sega is functioning, but it's great that Microsoft was able to secure them for this. In addition, Definitive Editions of Age of Empires 2 and 3, remastered in 4K, have been announced.

RTS fans have a big announcement to be excited about today, as the classic strategy series Age of Empires will finally be returning with a brand new entry. The series began with the original Age of Empires in 1997; the three main titles, including 1999's Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings, were all developed by the now-defunct Ensemble Studios.

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