Age of Empires 4 Release Date
It’s been over sixteen years since the last brand new Age of Empires game was released, but a new instalment is coming out later this month. Despite several re-releases of prior titles, fans of the franchise have been waiting a long time.What can we expect Age of Empires 4 to bring to the table after such a long time away? The real-time strategy king returns in a very different gaming landscape than the one in which it last released a game, so what can we expect Age of Empires 4 to bring to the table after such a long time away?
Age of Empires 4 will be released on Thursday, 28 October for PC via Steam and the Microsoft Store. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC on release day meaning if you subscribe to the service, you will not have to pay any extra to play the game.
While this may be disappointing news to some, there’s proof that taking a well-made product and updating it for a modern audience can still provide a fantastic and unique experience.
Despite it having been so long since the last new Age of Empires title, there are no revolutionary changes planned at release. Multiple previews of the game have cited that it plays very much like a remake of AoE 2, arguably the most popular title in the series.
There will be eight civilizations available at launch in Age of Empires 4. They are;
Delhi Sultanate English
Abbasid Dynasty Holy Roman Empire
Rus. Each civilization will have its own unique perks and actions ensuring that they all play in very different ways. It’s well worth exploring the profiles of each civilization as you’ll want to find out which one matches your ideals the most.