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Age of Empires 4 With Big Anniversary Update [UPDATE]

Adrian Werner, 26 October 2022, 15:02

Age of Empires 4 received patch 24916, which introduced two new civilizations and additional maps.

Age of Empires 4 With New Civilizations; Free Week and Discounts

Adam Adamczyk, 24 August 2022, 12:56

Age of Empires 4 will receive two new civilizations. A free week and discounts are currently underway.

Age of Empires 4 With a Number of New Features; Seasons 2 and 3 in Detail

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 24 June 2022, 19:48

Age of Empires 4 will launch its second season later this month, which will provide new maps and gameplay improvements, among other things.

3 New Factions in Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition; Expansion Launches

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 April 2022, 13:57

Today will mark the release of the Dynasties of India expansion for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. The developers have also prepared DLC-related quests and an update with fixes.

Age of Empires 4 Festival of Ages Update Brings Ton of Changes and Editor

Milosz Szubert, 08 April 2022, 17:46

Age of Empires 4 has received its first major update in 2022. It brings a ton of new features to the title, including a beta version of a map editor.

Age of Empires 4 Update Coming Next Week; Adds Map and Scenario Editing

Patrick Kubiak, 02 April 2022, 18:54

A map and scenario editor, ranked seasons in multiplayer, and balance changes - these are the major changes that next week's update will bring to Age of Empires 4.

Mobile Age of Empires Conquers China

Adrian Werner, 31 March 2022, 11:25

Return to Empire, the mobile spin-off of the Age of Empires series, has barely debuted in the Chinese market, and it has already become one of the most popular titles in the country.

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Patch Adds Co-op Mode

Adrian Werner, 07 February 2022, 13:20

A new patch for Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition has been released. The update added a co-op mode, where we can play through twelve historical battles.

Age of Empires 2: DE Patch Adds New Co-op Campaigns

Adrian Werner, 02 February 2022, 15:26

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edtition received patch 58259, the main attraction of which are the new campaigns for the co-op mode.

Age of Empires 4 Director Leaves Relic Entertainment

Adrian Werner, 20 December 2021, 13:07

Relic Entertainment has lost Quinn Duffy, the director of Age of Empires 4.

Mexico in Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition; Devs Present New DLC

Przemyslaw Dygas, 23 November 2021, 13:10

The creators of Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition have announced another DLC for the game. It will enable us to lead the forces of Mexico.

6-month Roadmap for Age of Empires 4 Revealed

Agnes Adamus, 17 November 2021, 22:36

Age of Empires 4 developers have revealed the development plans for Age of Empires 4 for the next six months. During this period we can look forward to improvements in balance and ranked games.

Age of Empires 4 is the Best RTS Debut in Steam's History

Adrian Werner, 01 November 2021, 11:27

Age of Empires 4 recorded a great launch on Steam. The game was last week's biggest bestseller and scored the best debut in the history of the RTS genre on the service.

Age of Empires 4 With a Great Launch on Steam

Przemyslaw Dygas, 29 October 2021, 14:57

Age of Empires 4 sparked a lot of interest among players. The title achieves excellent results on Steam.

Age of Empires 4 Launches Today; Fans Have Waited 16 Years

Adrian Werner, 28 October 2021, 13:15

In a few hours we will witness the release of Age of Empires 4, the long-awaited new installment of the popular RTS game series.

First Reviews: Age of Empires 4 - Another Hit on Game Pass

Hubert Sledziewski, 25 October 2021, 14:21

Three days before the release of Age of Empires 4, first reviews of the game appeared online. It seems that we are witnessing both a successful return of the iconic series, as well as the debut of one of the best strategy games of the year, available from launch in Xbox Game Pass.

Age of Empires 4 Gone Gold; Week Left Before Release

Adrian Werner, 21 October 2021, 15:48

Work on Age of Empires 4 has been completed. This means that there is no longer any threat to the release scheduled for next week.

Age of Empires 4 and Dragon Ball FighterZ - Xbox Game Pass For Late October 2021

ZieZie, 19 October 2021, 19:52

In October, the Xbox Game Pass subscribers will get their hands on 11 more titles, including Age of Empires IV and Outriders.

Age of Empires 4's New Official Gameplay Shows Multiplayer

Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 September 2021, 16:00

Extensive gameplay footage from Age of Empires 4 has appeared online. It provides a better look at the upcoming game by Relic Entertainment.

Age of Empires 4 Open Tests This Weekend

Adrian Werner, 15 September 2021, 12:05

This weekend we will be able to test Age of Empires 4 for free thanks to the so-called Technical Stress Test.

Extensive Gameplay Footage From Age of Empires 4 Leaked Online

Agnes Adamus, 13 September 2021, 18:00

Extensive gameplay from Age of Empires 4's closed beta has leaked onto the Internet. Over the past two weeks, one of the participants of the tests has published a total of over an hour of footage.

Age of Empires 4 PC Full System Requirements

Adrian Werner, 01 September 2021, 11:53

We finally got to know the recommended system requirements for Age of Empires 4, the next installment of the popular historical RTS series.

Trebuchets Coming to Age of Empires 4

Hubert Sledziewski, 24 August 2021, 19:48

During the Xbox Gamescom 2021 showcase, we learned that Age of Empires 4 will enable us to use trebuchets during sieges.

Chinese Version of Age of Empires in Development

Damian Gacek, 14 August 2021, 20:00

A mobile version of Age of Empires called Return to Empire is in production. The game, staying faithful to its RTS roots, will debut in China.

Age of Empires 2: Dawn of the Dukes Launches

Damian Gacek, 11 August 2021, 16:42

Yesterday marked the release of Dawn of the Dukes, an expansion to the iconic strategy game Age of Empires 2. The addition introduces, e.g. Poland as a playable nation. Brace yourselves, the winged hussars have arrived.

Age of Empires 4 Beta Starts Tomorrow; Sign-ups Ongoing

Przemyslaw Dygas, 04 August 2021, 12:07

Closed beta tests of Age of Empires 4 will begin tomorrow. It will be the first opportunity to play the next part of the iconic series.

Age of Empires 4 on New Trailers; Abbasids and Sea Battles

Iltutmis, 02 August 2021, 12:41

New Age of Empires 4 trailers show off naval fleets and introduce the Abbasid civilization and its camel riders. It will be hard to get bored in the upcoming RTS.

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition's African DLC to Launch in the Coming Weeks

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 July 2021, 19:02

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will soon get another expansion. The African Royals will introduce new content straight from humanity's cradle, which will keep us busy until the release of the fourth installment.

Age of Empires 2 With Co-op Mode Thanks to New Update

Przemyslaw Dygas, 08 July 2021, 21:41

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has just received another update. Apart from minor changes it also introduces the co-op mode.

Age of Empires 4 Takes Flak for Visuals, Devs Respond

Bart Swiatek, 22 April 2021, 20:51

Part of the Age of Empires 4 community is not happy with the artistic direction taken by the developers. According to these fans, the graphics are far too colorful and exaggerated. The developers defend their decision by citing several arguments.

Age of Empires 2 and 3 Remasters Will Get New Expansions

Paul Musiolik, 11 April 2021, 17:07

Microsoft has announced new expansions for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition. What can we expect and when will they appear?

Age of Empires 4 Launches This Fall; Extensive Gameplay Released

Hubert Sledziewski, 10 April 2021, 22:05

Today at 9:00 AM PT, Microsoft held a show, where a new extensive gameplay from the upcoming Age of Empires 4 was presented. We also learned the game's release date.

New Information on Age of Empires 4 in April [UPDATED]

Bart Swiatek, 17 March 2021, 17:29

According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, new information about the Age of Empires series will appear in April. It is possible that it is about the release date of AoE4.

Lords of the West DLC for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Goes Live

Milosz Szubert, 26 January 2021, 18:23

Lords of the West - the first major expansion for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition - will be released today. It will add two new civilizations and three campaigns to the refreshed version of the iconic RTS from 2000.

Age of Empires 4 Already Playable; Testing and Polishing is Underway

Adrian Werner, 31 December 2020, 17:13

Work on Age of Empires IV is said to be nearing its end. The creators have revealed that the project is fully playable. Currently, Relic Entertainment is mainly focused on testing the game.

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition Will Get First DLC in 2021

Paul Musiolik, 16 December 2020, 12:50

Lords of the West will be the first expansion for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. The launch is scheduled for early 2021.

Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition Got Battle Royale Mode

Adrian Werner, 19 November 2020, 18:00

Patch 42848 for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has been released. It introduces, among others, a battle royale mode and the event on the occasion of the game's first birthday.

Age of Empires 3 Definitive Edition Launches Today

Adrian Werner, 15 October 2020, 13:02

Today, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will debut on the market. The game will be available on Steam and Microsoft Store.

First Reviews: Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - Good Old RTS

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 October 2020, 23:40

Reviews of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition have started appearing on the web. Critics received the refreshed third installment of the strategy game series warmly, as is brought no shame to its creators.

Age of Empires 2 Remains the Most Popular RTS on the Market

Damian Gacek, 10 May 2020, 19:57

Age of Empires 2 is experiencing a renaissance. If you believe Steam's statistics, this iconic RTS is as popular as the top games on Valve's platform.

Age of Empires Sales Remain Great

Milosz Szubert, 12 February 2020, 12:00

Across 20 years of its history, various games from the Age of Empires series have sold 25 million copies. The franchise has made a billion dollars in total. Such information can be found in the CV of Brian Sullivan, co-founder of Ensemble Studios.

Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition - Beta and Estimated Hardware Specs

Paul Wozniak, 24 January 2020, 21:31

We just found out when the closed beta Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition, a refreshed version of the 2005 classic strategy game, will be launched. By the way, we learned about the estimated hardware requirements.

Age of Empires 4 Replaces Blood and Gore With Partial World Destruction

Bart Swiatek, 11 December 2019, 13:37

In a recent press interview, Adam Isgreen from World's Edge, the creative director of Age of Empires IV, told about several aspects of the upcoming game. The conversation featured, among others, the topic of blood and brutality, as well as destruction of the environment.

Age of Empires 4 Will Launch in 2021?

Adrian Werner, 20 November 2019, 12:01

There are rumors on the web suggesting that we will wait for Age of Empires IV until 2021. As a compensation, next year will see the release of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition.

Age of Empires 4 Without Microtransactions

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2019, 10:23

Creative director of Age of Empires 4 stated that the game will not have any microtransaction system. It is possible, however, that we will get some expansions - what is interesting, also the previous installments of the series may get new content.

Age of Empires 4 - Historical Period, Resources, 4K and More

Konrad Serafinski, 17 November 2019, 19:28

Some interesting information about Age of Empires IV, the new installment of the iconic RTS series, has appeared on the web. The game will offer a setting similar to the second part, but a completely different gameplay experience.

Age of Empires 4 on X019; Countdown Before the Presentation has Begun?

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 November 2019, 21:56

On the official website of Age of Empires, the countdown to the start of the „next adventure” with the strategy game series has begun. It will end on the day of the start of the X019 event at which Age of Empires IV is to be shown.

Microsoft Still Thinks of Returning to Age of Mythology

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 November 2019, 12:56

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.

More Than One Million People Still Play Age of Empires

Bart Swiatek, 01 July 2019, 10:10

Adam Isgreen, creative director responsible for the Age of Empires series, said in a statement for PCGamesN that more than one million people play the games from the series every month.

Microsoft Has Established A Studio To Work On Age of Empires Series

Konrad Serafinski, 16 June 2019, 16:41

While gamers' attention was focused on E3, Microsoft announced the creation of a new studio, responsible solely for the Age of Empires series. It will be headed by Shannon Loftis.