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AGE OF EMPIRES IV Announced with Era-Jumping Trailer

AGE OF EMPIRES IV Announced with Era-Jumping Trailer

Twenty years ago, the Age of Empires franchise brought a new spin to real-time strategy video games and invited players to experience multiple eras of history. While there hasn’t been a new Age of Empires game in over a decade, Microsoft Studios is finally going to change that. Age of Empires IV is now officially in development.

Since the original Age of Empires developer, Ensemble Studios, no longer exists, Relic Entertainment will take the lead in developing Age of Empires IV. Judging by the lack of gameplay footage in the accompanying announcement trailer, Age of Empires IV is apparently very early in the development process. But it appears to once again feature different historical forces, as the concept art in the video includes Roman troops, Spanish Conquistadors, Native American tribes, and British soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

In a brief statement, a Relic Entertainment spokesperson said “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.” Beyond that, all we know about Age of Empire IV is that it will be released for PC at some point in the future.

Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait too long for more Age of Empires. As revealed at E3, Microsoft is releasing a 4k remastered edition of the original game, which will be called Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. That will be released for PC on October 19, and a new trailer was unveiled at Gamescom this week.

Are you excited about Age of Empires IV? And will you buy Age of Empires: Definitive Edition? Share  your thoughts in the comment section below!

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