Microsoft is teaming up with Homeworld and Company of Heroes developer Relic Entertainment to create the first PC entry in the Age of Empires series in 12 years. Called Age of Empires IV, the game is looking to reinvent the modern real-time strategy title and will be joined by remasters of its predecessors, with both II and III set to receive brand-new overhauls.
”We can’t wait to tap into our strengths as a studio to fuse historical context with deep strategic gameplay, and to bring this franchise back to the forefront of gaming and into the hands of its beloved community,” said the developer in a blog post. “We look forward to sharing with you more details in the months to come. For now, just know we are beyond excited to be working on the next entry into the legendary franchise.”
Until then, fans of the series also have Age of Empires: Definitive Edition to look forward to. This 4K remaster of the original Age of Empires will be released October 19th, and will be available exclusively on the Windows Store in Windows 10. It’ll be nice to have the remaster for hardcore fans, but we can’t wait to try something new in the AoE series.