Age of Empires is one of the most popular historical video game series, which is developed by Ensemble Studios. The first installment in the popular series was launched back in 1997, which was published by Xbox Game Studios. Well, the real-time strategy-based video game became popular instantly because of promising gameplay, graphics, and a unique genre. With Age of Empires, gamers play the role of a leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through four ages (the Stone, Tool, Bronze, and Iron Ages), gaining access to new and improved units with each advance.
Following the massive success of the Age of Empires, Microsoft released the second title – Age of Empires 2. The second installment in the series released on September 30, 1999, used the Genie game engine and had gameplay similar to its predecessor. After the Age of Empires II, instead of releasing the Age of Empires III, the creators decided to remaster and expand the AoE 2 universe.
Microsoft released the third installment of the series – Age of Empires 3 on October 18, 2005. And unlike AoE 2, the new AoE 3 was built on an improved version of the Age of Mythology game engine. The game is set in the period between 1421 and 1850, and players can choose one of eight European nations.
Age of Empires III, released on October 18, 2005, was built on an improved version of the Age of Mythology game engine with the most significant changes being the updated graphics engine and the inclusion of the Havok physics middleware engine. The game is set in the period between 1421 and 1850, and players can choose one of eight European nations.
For now, fans have been waiting for the fourth installment – Age of Empires 4. So, what’s the status? Is it releasing in 2020? Well, stay tuned, we will be mentioning all the details here.
Age of Empires 4 Release Date –
So, first of all, let’s talk about the release date of Age of Empires 4. Microsoft first announced the Age of Empires 4 back on August 21, 2017. According to the official statement, the upcoming installment in the AoE series will be developed by Relic Entertainment.
Well, fans were expecting the arrival of Age of Empires 4 in the year 2019, but Microsoft’s Executive Vice-President of Gaming, Phil Spencer, confirmed on June 11, 2019, that the release would be delayed. He also mentioned that the game is in development and promised more details in 2019 end. And it happened, on November 14, 2019, gameplay footage of Age of Empires IV was shown at the XO19 event and trailer was launched officially.
AoE fans have been waiting for the arrival since the trailer launch, but the game has not been released globally yet. So, what’s the release date, is it coming out in 2020? Well, the official date of arrival is still unknown, some players are predicting the arrival in 2020. But, according to a report Age of Empires 4 release date is June 01, 2021.
That’s all about we know about the upcoming Age of Empire 4 for now. Stay tuned; we will be updating this space with the latest news and official updates.
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