Age of Empires IV

Microsoft has announced they'll be adding a 4th edition of Age of Empires this week and it's made RTS fans pretty happy. Age of Empires was originally released 20 years ago and if you're a strategy game fan it's probably a pretty safe be that you've played a few hours of Age of Empires. TNW has the details.

At the ongoing Gamescom expo in Germany, Microsoft announced the impending arrival of Age of Empires IV, the latest in its epic real-teal strategy game franchise.

The title is being developed by Relic Entertainment, which previously worked on the Company of Heroes and Dawn of War series. That’s a shift away from Ensemble Studios, which created the original AoE, and was disbanded by Microsoft after it acquired the developer.

 

Microsoft didn’t show off in-game footage or announce a release date, but its trailer, filled with concept art, depicts numerous different armies and time periods throughout history, from Romans to Japanese Samurai to Conquistadors and Native Americans.