Age of Empires IV is finally on the way!
Microsoft has passed off development duties of the famous real-time strategy game to Relic Entertainment, creators of the Dawn of War franchise. What Relic Entertainment have in mind for the franchise is truly anyone’s guess. The above reveal trailer only serves as a stylish confirmation that the game is in development. It showcases war throughout various time periods and regions which is, creatively speaking, in-line with the standards of the series thus far.
Of course, some people are a bit worried that Relic Entertainment might not be the premier name in strategy game design that they used to be. Dawn of War III was berated by many longtime fans for its changes to the franchise formula as well as for some of the features it lacked in comparison to previous Dawn of War games.
Still, Relic Entertainment’s library contains far more hits than misses, and there is a timeless quality to the Age of Empires franchise which has helped ensure that the original titles remain some of the most popular strategy games in the world. There’s a great chance that this will be the Age of Empires game you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s everything else we know about the game:
Age of Empires 4 Trailer
The new Age of Empires 4 trailer finally gives us a look at the gameplay! Watch it below:
And here’s the first trailer:
Age of Empires 4 Release Date
Age of Empires IV doesn’t have a release date at this time. The game will arrive on PC.
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