At Gamescom this week Microsoft has announced Age of Empires 4, a brand new title in the series that’s being developed by Relic Entertainment.
This is it, close the doors, Gamescom has been won by Age of Empires 4. Just the announcement alone is enough for me to call that. Sorry to everyone who made the effort to fly out, but it’s over.
Microsoft Studios and Relic Entertainment have announced Age of Empires 4, the latest in the series and the first AoE game since the launch of Age of Empires 3 back in 2005. Unfortunately, aside from revealing that it’ll be coming exclusively to Windows 10 and an announcement trailer, that’s pretty much all we know.
In the trailer however we can see that Age of Empires 4 won’t focus on a single era as various armies from previous games, such as Native Americans, British Redcoats, Roman legionnaires, Japanese samurai, and much more, appear in the trailer suggesting that the game may span several.
“[We] couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the legacy,” Relic wrote in a blog post. “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.”
During E3 Microsoft revealed that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition was on the way, which is a remaster of the first Age of Empires game. As part of the AoE4 announcement, Microsoft also revealed that they’ll be releasing remastered versions of Age of Empires 2 and 3.