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.