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Microsoft: Age of Empires 4 Announced

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Artwork from the teaser trailer of Age of Empires 4 (Image: Microsoft)
            
                

As part of the Gamescom 2017, Microsoft has announced the real-time strategy game Age of Empires 4 for Windows 10 with a short trailer. The development of Sega is owned by Relica (Homeworld, Company of Heroes 2). In the teaser trailer are seen among other things Romans, Spaniards and Aztecs – it is likely that these peoples also appear in the game. There is no release date yet.

Before the official revelation, Microsoft had celebrated an hour of Age of Empires at an event in Cologne, and again presented the Definitive Edition. This is a remastered output for which all units are redrawn in 4K resolution. In addition, there is a zoom function, which should provide more overview than the original.
The developers also want to rework the environments and animate them with new effects, such as the water surfaces. Players who do not like the new look can switch to the 1997 mode in which Age of Empires is displayed with the original graphics. The definitive Editon is only available for Windows 10 as of October 19, 2017.

Despite jubilation about the new edition and the continuation at the event: Just over nine years ago Microsoft had probably quite cold-nosed and short-term the developer studio ensemble closed. For the time being there was no continuation of his most important series – Age of Empires. Bruce Shelley, one of the affected developers, had described the events a little later as 'shock'. Among other things, he criticized that Microsoft had not mentioned to him and his team at the time the reasons for the Aus Aus.

The first Age of Empires appeared in October 2007 and was a surprise success, part 2 followed in 1999. The third and until now the last regular part of the series came on the market in 2005, before the closure of Ensemble 2008. In 2011, By a different studio, cartoon-style and never accepted by the community, the Age of Empires Online, which was discontinued in 2014.

                

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