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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Microsoft Still Thinks of Returning to Age of Mythology

Adam Isgreen from Microsoft once again spoke about the possible return of Age of Mythology. The mythological spin-off of the Age of Empires series may well be refreshed in the form of a definitive edition, get a reboot or become a completely new project.

The creators are still thinking about going back to Age of Mythology.

Since August, RTS fans are waiting for the release of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. The refreshed version of the iconic strategy game will be launched on the market on November 14, and the third installment is also planned to be modernized. This is not the end, because PC Gamer reports that the creators of the series are considering returning to another title. Adam Isgreen, the creative director of the series, reiterated his interest in reviving Age of Mythology. The spin-off to the 2002 series could have been a definitive edition in the vein of the second installment, but the developer does not rule out the possibility of creating a reboot or something completely new:

"[Age of] Mythology occupies this really interesting space. Do we just do a definitive version of it, or do we do something grander with it, rebooting it or taking it in a new direction? There are so many opportunities that I see with Mythology, I just don't know what we're going to do yet. We're going to think it through. We want to make our fans happy, and if the fans want us to do a definitive version, we'll heavily consider going in that direction."

In short, the fate of Age of Mythology is yet to be diceded, and the future of this sub-series can be determined by the votes of the fans. These would probably have nothing against a full-fledged continuation, with more playable civilizations, heroes and mythical creatures. They wouldn't have also complained too much about a refreshed edition of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, despite the release of Age of Mythology: Extended Edition five years ago. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little while for a potential comeback. Microsoft has long made it clear that the main installments of Age of Empires have priority, including not only refreshed versions of the original trilogy, but also the long-announced fourth part of the cycle.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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