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.