12 years after Age of Empires III, Microsoft Game Studios has finally announced the next game in this beloved franchise.
After the closure of Ensemble, many assumed that the Age of Empires series was dead. Age of Empires Online did not fair well, but remasters of Age of Kings and Age of Mythology reinvigorated interest in the series.
At E3, Microsoft announced that they are remastering the original game called Age of Empires: Definitive Edition but there was no word on the possibility of a sequel. We now have confirmation that Age of Empires IV is indeed real and will be developed by Relic Entertainment, the team behind Dawn of War and Company of Heroes.
They also unveiled Definitive Editions of Age of Empires II and III, but how the second game differs from the HD edition currently available is unknown. One thing to note is that all of the above announced games will be available exclusively on the Windows 10 Store.