Age of Empires 4 Announced

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Age of Empires 4 is currently in development, Microsoft announced today. The latest game in the strategy franchise will be the first numbered title since 2005’s Age of Empires 3.

The above trailer showcases different eras in history, including ancient Rome and the American Revolution. 

The game is being developed by Relic Entertainment. The studio is better known for their work on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, and Company of Heroes.

“Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires 4,” said Microsoft Studios’ creative director Adam Isgreen, in an Xbox Wire post. “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.”

“We can’t wait to tap into our strengths as a studio to fuse historical context with deep strategic gameplay, and to bring this franchise back to the forefront of gaming and into the hands of its beloved community,” Relic added, via Polygon.

A 4K-remaster for the original game – Age of Empires: Definitive Edition – was also given a release date. It will be made available exclusively on the Windows Store on October 19. Microsoft is also working on Definitive Editions of Age of Empires 2, and Age of Empires 3.

No release window for Age of Empires 4 has been given.


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Comments Comments (5)

Posted by LukeB
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 10:22 AM

Very exciting news! And the fact that it’s coming from Relic Entertainment! Oh man, this is great :D

Also nice to hear about the release date for AoE: Definitive Edition, and that they are going to give AoE 2 & 3 a makeover too.
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 1:12 PM
Relic haven't been too hot in the last few years, while not outright bad their last three games have been considered disappointing sequels. Interested to see their take on AOE though, interesting Microsoft got Relic for this and Creative Assembly for Halo Wars 2, rather than the other way around.
Posted by Paorio
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 4:29 PM
I don't like the muskets, but i'll give this a go anyway, hope it can at least come close to AoE2
Posted by Ryzlin
On Tuesday 22 Aug 2017 11:17 PM
I knew it had been a while, but 12 years since AOE3? Oh wow.
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Wednesday 23 Aug 2017 9:21 AM
Absolutely loved AoE2 and 3 wasn't necessarily very good at them but had a lot of fun with these games over hundreds of hours. If only my pc was working I'd be all over this on release.