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News video games 14 November 2023, 02:09

author: Adrian Werner

Age of Empires 4: The Sultans Ascend Launches; Largest Expansion in the Series' History

In a few hours, The Sultans Ascend expansion for the popular strategy game Age of Empires 4 will debut on the market. The DLC will offer, among other things, a new campaign and two additional civilizations.

Source: Microsoft

Today, the RTS Age of Empires IV will receive the The Sultans Ascend expansion. It is expected to be the largest expansion in the history of the series.

  1. The DLC will be released simultaneously on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
  2. The price will be $15.
  3. On Steam the DLC will be unlocked today at 7 a.m. PST. On Microsoft Store (on PC and Xbox consoles) it should be made available on a similar date.
  4. This is a non-standalone DLC, so the full version of Age of Empires 4 is required to play.

The Sultans Ascend is announced as the largest expansion in the history of the series. The DLC will offer a new story campaign with eight missions, two additional civilizations (Japanese and Byzantine) and naval battles. In addition, we will get new variants of existing factions (Abbasids, Chinese, French and Holy Roman Empire), 10 additional maps and two new biomes (Japanese village and savannah).

Age of Empires IV debuted on PC in October 2021, and this August the game saw ports to Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles. The title is also available on Game Pass, but this only applies to the base game - the add-on will not be offered as part of the subscription.

The game has been warmly received by gamers; on Steam it has 86% positive reviews. It also continues to be very popular - yesterday's activity record was 12,930 concurrent players on Valve's platform.

  1. Age of Empires IV: The Sultans Ascend on Steam
  2. Age of Empires 4 Review - The Return of the RTS King
  3. Age of Empires 4 - game guide

Adrian Werner

Adrian Werner

A true veteran of the Gamepressure newsroom, writing continuously since 2009 and still not having enough. He caught the gaming bug thanks to playing on his friend's ZX Spectrum. Then he switched to his own Commodore 64, and after a short adventure with 16-bit consoles, he forever entrusted his heart to PC games. A fan of niche productions, especially adventure games, RPGs and games of the immersive sim genre, as well as a mod enthusiast. Apart from games, he devourers stories in every form - books, series, movies, and comics.