Age of Empires 4 is a real-time strategy game developed by World’s Edge and Relic Entertainment, and published by Microsoft.
It is the first mainline entry in the series after years of a hiatus, following 2005’s Age of Empires 3.
The new expansion brings with it a campaign about the European Crusades, as well as the Japanese and Byzantine factions.
On consoles, the real-time strategy title features a new user interface, new and improved tutorials, support for 4K resolution, and more.
On the occasion of the real-time strategy series' 25th anniversary, Microsoft has announced that it'll be making its console debut next year.
It includes the base game and all updates along with the new Anniversary Update, which adds two new civilizations, eight new maps, and more.
The real-time strategy game will receive a free update on October 25 that'll add two new civilizations- the Malians and the Ottoman empire.
Age of Empires 4 is starting Season 2 with a new event that features cosmetic rewards, and a host of balance changes and quality of life features.
Season 2 will be bringing a new map and several new features, such as remappable hotkeys, a player colour picker, and more.
Age of Empires 4's Microsoft Store page seems to provide further evidence that the real-time strategy title is headed to Xbox consoles.
Quality of life features like a global build queue and hotkey improvements, Seasonal Events, MegaRandom map and much more also coming.
Microsoft is rethinking its approach to post-launch updates for Age of Empires 4, and has provided a sneak peak at what to expect from its next couple of seasons.
A recently discovered codename suggests that an Xbox port of 2021's Age of Empires 4 is currently being tested.
Quinn Duffy joined the company in 1998 and has been involved in several key titles including Homeworld and the Company of Heroes series.
Other features including enabling in-game player scores, viewing the map post-match and loading saved games immediately after defeat.
The latest entry in the beloved real-time strategy series gets a roadmap of what to expect in terms of updates for the next year.
Age of Empires 4's developers are exploring potential ways for how to make the strategy title work well on a console.
That's almost double the all-time peak of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, which is 38,275 players according to SteamDB.
Microsoft's beloved real time strategy series returns with a long-awaited sequel, with Age of Empires 4 launching in a couple of days.
Along with decreased destruction, low-resolution textures and less visual flourishes, the mode also limits multiplayer to four-player battles.
It's out on October 28th for PC and will be available for Xbox Game Pass at launch with eight civilizations, four campaigns and more.
Other games including the likes of The Forgotten City, Outriders, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, and more are also headed to the service.
New multiplayer match focuses on the French and Chinese civilizations, with another new map serving as the stage for the action.
Watch two civilization clash in battle, each utilizing different strategies, units and resources to survive. The full game is out on October 28th for PC.
Four civilizations will be available along with five maps. Changes to camera zoom distance and balance have been made along with bug fixes.
The strategy title's newest trailer reveals the Holy Roman Empire civilization, which will star in the Rise of Moscow campaign.
Fans of the Age of Empires series are also advised to stay tuned for more news tomorrow at Gamescom Opening Night Live at 11 AM PST.
Use the Nest of Bees to fire deadly projectiles at enemies from afar, or palings to deter cavalry units in enemy forces.
Along with a tutorial mission, selected Age insiders can also partake in 8 player multiplayer and AI matches with four civilizations to choose from.
Take a look at what it's like to play as the Abbasid Dynasty as well as a sneak peek at what the new navel-based combat will be like to dominate foes at sea.
The highly anticipated real time strategy title has confirmed its release date and released a new trailer showcasing a gameplay footage.
"I don't even remember when we last had crunch," says game director Quinn Duffy.
Tune in for new updates on Age of Empires 4 and the Definitive Editions of AoE 2 and 3.
Series fans have reason to be excited, according to journalist Jeff Grubb.
World's Edge is currently working on polishing the game.
Microsoft's Adam Isgreen says the focus is on making a "wonderful PC game" first.
DLC and expansions can be expected though.
Armies of units with highly detailed animations? You've come to the right place.
Relic Entertainment's iteration in the classic series will be showcased on November 14th.
After years and years of waiting, it has finally happened.
DON'T EVEN JOKE WITH ME ABOUT THAT.