Microsoft has simply dropped what needs to be probably the most shocking announcement of gamescom 2017: a brand new Age of Empires sport.
In a livestream from the present devoted to Age of Empires, Microsoft made quite a lot of announcement, however the greatest is clearly Age of Empires four.
The sport is being developed by Relic Entertainment, creators of acclaimed RTS sequence Company of Heroes, and Dawn of War. “Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires 4,” Microsoft stated.
Details are very slim in the intervening time, even the announcement trailer doesn’t give us a lot to go on. That stated, it seems that the sport will likely be set in an analogous time interval to the earlier iterations.
The factions depicted within the trailer are of various eras, and from broadly totally different origins. Samurai are proven alongside the Roman empire, earlier than extra trendy armies enter the image within the type of the 18th century British Redcoats.
Age of Empires four is the primary mission for Relic that isn’t made with its dad or mum writer. Curiously, it’s additionally Sega this time round lending Microsoft artistic expertise for an RTS sequence, after it did the identical two years in the past with Creative Assembly and Halo Wars 2.
The sport doesn’t but have a launch date, although we do realize it’s coming to Windows 10. The announcement didn’t say if it’s deliberate to additionally come to Steam.