Microsoft Announces Age Of Empires IV, & Age Of Empires 4K Special Edition
Juan Carlos Ropel, August 26, 2017
Twelve years after the last edition of Ages Of Empires: Age of Empires III, Microsoft has finally confirmed the release of a sequel of the epic strategy game saga; some great news for all the fans that have been waiting decades to continue learning history in something more of a way, even if it’s not exactly complete in its historical accuracy. The announcement was made at Gamescom 2017, in Germany, introducing Age of Empires IV with a cinematic trailer.
Furthermore, it seems that all the pressure from fans around the globe who continued playing AoE over the years finally pushed Microsoft to retake and refresh previous titles of Age of Empires. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Age of Empires, Microsoft will launch “Age of Empires: Definitive Edition”, which will feature tons of new features, while keeping a lot of aspects the original adventure to preserve the feel of the original game.
For those of you who are curious, Here is the trailer presented by Age of Empires developers at Gamescom 2017. It’s however somewhat meager in details. There is no glimpse of the video game graphics, but only cinematic takes of civilizations that go from ancient Egypt to the early twentieth century.
Thanks to the trailer we only know that the game will be optimized to run fluidly on Windows 10. Those who own a gaming PC with high-end GPUs can only imagine how awesome the game will look at the highest level of graphics details and resolution, which we assume will definitely be 4K.
Meanwhile, those eager for the nostalgia of the classic AoE and who want to wait as little as possible to play Age of Empires again, you can start pre-ordering Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (a remaster of Age of Empires I) right now from Microsoft’s own official online store. Here’s the trailer for that version:
This re-release comes with all the official content of the original game, but with modernized gameplay, animations and textures. You can engage in over 40 hours of updated campaign history with new narration and pacing, new battle modes and an improved scenario builder where you can share your creations with easy mod support.
Microsoft has stated that they are also working on Definitive Edition updates for both Age of Empires 2 and Age of Empires 3, but has by no means given a hint of an approximate release date for Age of Empires IV. As we said though, you can start getting your pre-order copy of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition at Microsoft’s official shop at a very reasonable price of $19.99.
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