Age of Empires 4 Announced at Gamescom

Age of Empires 4 Announced at Gamescom

Age of Empires 4 is now slated for a PC release.

Microsoft also announced today that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, a 4K remaster of the 20-year-old Age of Empires, will be released on October 19, exclusively on Windows 10 in the Windows Store.

Relic Entertainment, best known as the developers of the Company of Heroes series, is teaming up with Microsoft to bring fans Age of Empires 4. Details are scarce, but Microsoft encourages players to keep up to date on information provided through the game's website.

A blog post on the Age of Empires site lists a few of the features coming to the new Definitive Edition, including the addition of attack move, higher 250-300 population cap options, unit queuing, right-click mouse scrolling, and contextual rally points. Relic certainly has decades of experience crafting RTS games, so the series should be in good hands. We see everything from Roman soldiers and medieval knights to Native Americans and revolutionary fighters. The first bit of news is that Age of Empires 2 and Age of Empires 3 are both receiving Definitive Editions for Windows 10.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition finally has a release date. We are thrilled to be working with them and can't wait for fans to see their unique and exciting contribution to the Age of Empires franchise. In order to sign up, you must be 18 years old and have an Xbox Live account, but getting in the Closed Beta will also enter you into the Age of Empires Insider program, in which you can get exclusive updates on the development of the game, and give the developers feedback through surveys.