“Age of Empires 4” is the latest work in the classic real-time strategy game series, and is now available in the Microsoft Store on Windows, Steam and Xbox Game on PC
Purchase on Pass.This is another new “Age of Empires” game since the release of “Age of Empires III” in 2005, and it is also another work after the remake of the recently released “Age of Empires” original trilogy.
Ensemble Studios, the original author of the “Age of Empires” series of games, no longer exists, but the studio’s DNA is still alive in “Age of Empires 4”, which is the spiritual sequel to “Age of Empires 2” that fans love. The game is developed by RTS professional development company Relic Entertainment in cooperation with World’s Edge. World’s Edge isMicrosoftThe new in-house studio is now responsible for the “Age of Empires” series of games.
Just like “Age of Empires 2,” “Age of Empires 4” is set in the Middle Ages, with eight civilizations, including Britain, France, Mongolia, China, and the Sultanate of Delhi. The game has 4 battles, 35 missions and spans 500 years of history. Fans of “Age of Empires II” can enjoy the comeback of several historical figures, such as Joan of Arc.
If the game’s story mode is highly recommended for players who are new to RTS, then “Age of Empires 4” also allows experienced keyboard and mouse warriors to play games with up to 7 players in PvP and PvE multiplayer modes. The game supportsXboxCross-play between the Internet and Steam, so players on any supported platform can compete with each other.
So far, “Age of Empires 4” has scored 82 points on Metacritic, and critics have appreciated the game’s solid gameplay and playability. Following the acclaimed “Microsoft Flight Simulator”, I am very happy to see that Microsoft is still operating a stand-alone game decades later, especially when RTS games have slowly but surely become a small player in the industry. Of all types.
“Age of Empires 4” is priced at $59.99 on the Microsoft Store and Steam, but Xbox Game Pass PC users can also play the game for free starting today. Today’s release is only the beginning of “Age of Empires 4”, because the team has planned a major update in the spring of 2022, which will introduce user-generated tools, season/level games and other content.