Overnight, Microsoft held a live stream for Ages of Empires, the expectation was that the Definitive Edition of the original title would be the focus, but it turns out they were not going to stop there. In addition to Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III getting Definitive Editions, they surprised everyone with the announcement of Age of Empires IV, the announcement trailer for that is at the bottom, but you can watch the entire livestream below.
The first bit of news is that the Age of Empires Definitive Edition will launch later this year on October 19, 2017. Built as an homage to PC gamers everywhere, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will show the classic at its best, exclusively for Windows 10 and available for purchase from the Windows Store.
Of course, the announcement of Definitive Editions for both 2 and 3 are welcome as well, however outside of the announcement, we have no other details.
That seems to be the trend, because we have no other details for Age of Empires 4 as well, Relic Entertainment, creatores of the Dawn of War series of RTS games has been announced as the developer, with the following being the entire statement.
We are thrilled to continue growing the empire, and excited to share that we are working with Relic Entertainment on a brand-new title for the Age of Empires franchise – Age of Empires IV. Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires IV. 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. For all of you who have remained faithful fans of the Age of Empires franchise for the last 20 years, we say thank you – we cannot wait to bring you the next chapter of history.In fact, the only thing we have right now, apart from the trailer is the logo, thats it. When more details are announced, be sure to check back to learn about them all.