Aside from Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Microsoft has announced Age of Empires IV. No Age of Empires IV release date or price or gameplay was revealed other than an announcement trailer that showed off various periods in history ranging from Ancient Rome to World War II.
Unlike past Age of Empires games, Age of Empires IV is being developed by Relic. The studio has been responsible for the fantastic Dawn of War series of real-time strategy games. A curious choice considering Creative Assembly – makers of the Total War franchise seemed like a better fit. Both studios are owned by Yakuza and Persona hitmaker, Sega. That said, Relic’s take on Age of Empires could be just what the series needs.
Keep in mind that like Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, you will need a Windows 10 PC to play Age of Empires IV if Microsoft’s trailer is any indicator. We won’t be surprised if the game is exclusive to the Windows Store as well.