Age of Empires IV has been announced to be in development by Relic Entertainment. Age of Empires II and III will also get Definitive Editions.
I hope Xbox achievements aren't too challenging though....
I wonder/ hope for VR mode. Too sweet that would be.
Age of Empires is my favorite PC game series of all time so I'm really excited for this but also a bit cautious as Ensemble Studios doesn't exist anymore after Microsoft disbanded them after they forced them to make Halo Wars. I'm hoping this game actually feels like true Age of Empires and not some gimmicky knock-off bush league wannabe game. Please do this right Microsoft. I wonder what age they are doing?
Aren't they getting ahead of themselves? The first one isn't even out until October!
No need to fret on that front, my dude. Age of Empires is one of THE biggest RTS games out there, and it's consistently been quality.
3 was shit
Hell no it was not.
These games are worth buying again!
Every single one of them!
letsa_go---- yes you can
I was so hoping they would release these on xbox one aswell. Waited for the big surprise and let down yet again. I thought games were going both ways but no. PC exclusive. Makes NO SENSE! xbox is starving for games. UGH SO SICK of being let down by MS. Love the look of the new xbox console tho..
RTS's have typically translated very poorly to consoles.
Not always. Supreme commander and halo wars are easy as to play.
DARK_WOLF-- those are super dumb down man a normal PC gamer could play that on the hardest difficulty with ease now I would like to see a console gamer play AOE 3 with a controller or even a mouse and on its hardest difficulty
Can't you connect a mouse and keyboard to the xbox one anyway?
Oh my gosh YEEEEEEEES!!! This is like a dream come true for RTS fans: Definitive editions of Age of Empires 1, 2 and 3 AND a new game in the series!!! When I said I'd love a new game in the series, some people commented (*cough*EDMIX*cough*) and said it wouldn't happen or wouldn't be be good because Ensemble was closed down . . . Relic Entertainment is about the BEST out there to handle a fourth game in the series! Makes perfect sense for Gamescom to, they love games like AoE and Civilization over in Germany. This is literally all I wanted out of Gamescom. I'll have to build a thousand priest units to sing praises to the AoE gods, lol. "Wololo!"
Yep, PC Gaming is the biggest in germany.
They also announced definitive editions of AoE 1, 2 and 3. I hope Age 4 is set in the past and not a modern setting like WW1 or 2. Anyway, huge news and very happy.
AoE 1 Definitive Edition had already been announced, but they confirmed that it will be out in October.
Honestly, they could set in in the period leading up to WWI or WWII. That was the end of the Age of Empires, really. They all sort of collapsed after that.
Yeah, honestly 1800s/early 1900s could be pretty sweet. There was the American Civil War, the Barbary wars, Spanish American Wars, the Russo-Persian war, Napoleonic Wars, the Crimean War, the wars for the unification of Germany, the War of 1812, the Zulu wars, the Opium war, etc . . . The 1800's all the way up to just prior to WW1 would be a fantastic setting. An old piece of art for the series once showed a potential 4th and 5th game: http://bligoo.com/media/use... Although I'd prefer they keep the 4th game a little earlier, I have confidence in Relic to handle WW1 or WW2 since they made Company of Heroes. Although I'd prefer it being set in an ancient or medieval time period, the fact that they're remastering all the old games certainly helps scratch that itch.
AoE IV:Pirates and Colonies
Made my day!! Amazing day for Pc players!!
I was in my house shouting wololo and clapping lol so freaking happy man
Hopefully they do a better job with this one than what they did with Dawn of War III.
FINALLY!!! The one game I have been waiting for, for years!
OH MY GOD!
Cannot wait so glad I'm ditching consoles to build a gaming pc
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES !!!! I loved the announcement and then i read "Relic is developing it" OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG !!! I love COH so much, i'm hyped we are going to get such a great treatment in AOE !
For PC though....
Any release date announced?
None. My guess is that at the earliest we'll see Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition sometime Summer 2018, Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition in Spring 2019, and the Age of Empires 4 Holiday 2019. Relic does a game about every 2 years and Dawn of War 3 came out this past Spring.
I love age of empires. Played that when i was a kid. Here's to hoping it's as good as the past ones in the series.
No Xbox? Such a huge letdown..
Aoe fans have been waiting so long for a new Age game. Making it work on a controller would, unfortunately, negatively impact the game and it is great news Microsoft is staying true to the series. As much as I'd like to see more people play the game this is the right decision for the pc community and the health of the series. I think Microsoft understands this as these games were born on pc.
I was talking more about the definitive editions. I understand the focus on PC for the new one but I want the remasters. If I got age of mythology on Xbox I would shit bricks. I was on board with the "play anywhere" stuff when I thought Xbox was going to get stuff like the aoe remasters but apparently it only means Xbox games are going to Windows. That's garbage. They are willingly or unwillingly killing their Xbox brand imo.
To be fair, not sure what good you would get out of it on Xbox. I have an Xbox myself and support Play Anywhere but really the main gate stopping that is extended development time to make the games play well on the console which is hopeful. I can see your argument but Microsoft has been backing Xbox for years and is still strong. What they are really doing is strengthening their pc space and it's been overdue.
It would be good for me personally because I have an Xbox in my room lol. I want to play AoE lounging on the bed, it's not any more complicated than that. I bought city skylines on PC and Xbox. I never thought it would work on a controller but it does. Controller support isn't some ridiculously expensive hurdle. The games are finished, they are being remastered and they can't take a few months for controller support? I think that's bullshit. I think play anywhere is bullshit. If the next Xbox follows this same path I'm not gonna bother personally.
More like a blessing. No gimping the interface for a controller.
MS wins this gen with this game alone I would love to see Sony create something as iconic as this. from a PS gamer
MS isn't creating AoE 4 though. Its Relic,a Sega developer.
it's an MS game where do you think AOE 1 AO2 and AOE 3 came from space? and as I have said i want to see if Sony could create something as I iconic as this by them selfs or hire someone to do it
MS owns the franchise and will be producing it. It could still come to xbox one though. Maybe they will wait until e3 to announce it or maybe they are so out of touch with xbox that they do not recognise this as a huge opportunity. If you look in the right corner at the end you will see the Microsoft studios logo.
It came from Ensemble,remember? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/... Now Relic(a brilliant Sega owned developer) is at the helm. Microsoft no longer has the studio talent to make great RTS games anymore.
@JonnS Fine. Fine. I'm just glad that the franchise is back on PC. Makes me optimistic that Microsoft will finally get their head out of their asses when it comes to their PC franchises.
Let cry the monks of war! WOLOLO WOLOLO WOLOLO! Then maybe Sony will be compelled to be great again. They have been sitting on their current gen dominance for too long without putting effort into pleasing their loyal fans. I just want SOCOM back...
From the look of it they are all win 10 exclusives. Nothing coming to xbox!.
Lmao thats pretty funny man.
OMG, that's AMAZING! I might go back to PC scene sooner than i´ve expected just because of this game
OMG this is huge Ive been longing for a modern classic RTS. Epic times playing these on lan. Please stick to the classic formula and dont try and reinvent the wheel. Maybe if this is really successful blizzard will get off their asses and make warcraft 4...
Yes, exactly. My problem with most modern RTS games is that they think they have to innovate to stand apart. Seriously all I want is your standard fare RTS game. If they want it to stand apart just make the base game good and make it easily mod-able.
So MS in their wisdom are producing age of empires 4 and it is not coming to xbox ( or not announced). Not a very smart move when xbox really needs exclusive console games.
True, it could be announced later. But I want them to focus on PC and make a good rts first
I was wondering about the logo. If relic are making it why have a microsoft studio logo on screen. Hopefully this means they will work on a port. I am happy with a port coming later as i would prefer relic made it then allowed it to be ported across afterwards. If so there would be nothing to show for xbox yet, so waiting would make sense.
This is as big as it can get for new game announcements. The franchise is huge an beloved by millions of Fans. The latest HD release is showing that with over 4.5 Million copies sold. Cant wait!
Awesome. Now Warcraft 4 please blizzard!
This is huge news guys!! AoE IV is like the dream come true!! Brawo M$!! Pc players are in heaven now!!!
About freaking time! :D
start the game already!