Relic Entertainment at gamescom announced that Age of Empires IV is currently in development exclusively of Windows 10 PC.
Apart from the above announcement trailer, Microsoft didn’t reveal anything about the game. But as PC Gamer notes, Age 4 won’t be taking the game to a singular new era, from what we’ve seen in the trailer. Armies from previous games in the series are also seen in the trailer: Native Americans, British Redcoats, Roman legionnaires, Japanese samurai, and others.
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Relic also announces release date for Definitive Edition of the first game in the series, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, releases on October 19, 2017. Alongside, they’ve also announced that Definitive Editions for Age of Empires 2 & 3 are also in development details of which will be shared soon.
According to the game’s official site, AoE: DE will launch with a some new features, still keeping original feel:
- Attack Move
- 250-300 population cap
- Rally Points Basic
- Rally Points Contextual (Intelligent Villagers)
- Grid default key layout
- Select Idle Military
- Select Idle Villagers
- Unit queueing
- Right-click mouse scroll
- And more.