Those of a younger generation may not remember the impact that some of the previous titles had on PC players in particular. The game’s developers, Relic Entertainment, made many spin-offs of Age of Empires 2 which was, arguably, one of the most popular titles in the history of PC gaming.
Graphical improvements have provided waves of praise from critics over the years, with the fourth mainline title in the series expected to be the most stunning-looking version yet.
Age of Empires 4 will make use of the Essence Engine 5.0, which has also been utilised for various Company of Heroes and Warhammer 40,000 titles over the years, with the former even including dynamic weather which provoked a change in tactics for the player.
That being said, here is everything that you need to know regarding Age of Empires 4:
UPDATE 11th October: Questions are being asked to Relic Entertainment by Sony players regarding platform availability.
Read more: Is Age of Empires 4 Coming to PS4?
UPDATE 16th September: Another beta test is due to take place this weekend and gamers are eager to know the details involved.
UPDATE 7th September: Gamers have been wondering how much Age of Empires 4 will be and whether it will create a significant dent in their wallet.
Read more: Age of Empires 4: What is the price?
UPDATE 31st August: Players are curious regarding how they can go about pre-ordering Age of Empires 4.
Read more: Age of Empires 4: How can I pre-order?
UPDATE 26th August: Gamescom came and went and lots of fans went away talking about Age of Empires 4 after Relic dropped their Rise of Moscow campaign.
UPDATE 19th August: Many players have been speculating whether Age of Empires 4 will be available for all Xbox platforms.
Read more: Will Age of Empires 4 be available for Xbox?
Age of Empires 4 is currently scheduled on Thursday 28th October 2021 for PC via Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Versions for PlayStation and Xbox are not in the works – albeit not ruled out completely.
Read more: Age of Empires 4: What is the release date?
If you have ever some of the classic games in this series, you will be fairly familiar with the way that Age of Empires 4 operates. If not, then you are in for a treat.
The franchise is typically a real-life strategy game based on Middle-Aged military and army units from across the world in an attempt to be victorious on the battlefield.
This will require precise placement of castles, catapults and defensive units, as well as intricate and well-timed offensive methods with horsemen, infantry and equipment to get the better of your enemy.
Relic have confirmed that eight different civilisations will be available to choose from and are as follows:
- Delhi Sultanate
- Abbassid Dynasty
- Holy Roman Empire
Shared by IGN on YouTube, here is the official trailer that was released by the game’s developers.
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