Germany's Gamescom is picking up steam and as such, so is our coverage. Microsoft continued what has already been a show of a few surprises with the announcement that there is an Age Of Empires IV in the works. So, if your lust for empire building wasn't already quenched with their recent E3 announcement of an Age Of Empire's definitive addition, then your cup runneth over with RTS action coming your way.
With Ensemble studio's going defunct in 2009, the series needed to be revamped prompting Microsoft to hand over the reins to Relic Entertainment. Age Of Empires IV is in a safe pair of hands however, with Relic Entertainment having a pedigree in the RTS genre developing games such as Company Of Heroes and the Warhammer 40,000 series.
Relic had this to say on their website on taking up the Age Of Empires mantle:
"Now that the dream has become a reality with the announcement of Age Of Empires IV, we couldn't be more proud to be a part of the legacy. We can't wait to tap into our strengths as a studio to fuse historical context with deep and strategic gameplay, and to bring this franchise bak to the forefront of gaming and into the hands of its beloved community."
A remake of Age Of Empires being called Age Of Empires definitive edition was initially announced at this years E3 and, the Windows 10 exclusive has now been given a release date to go along with the hype. Coming to PC on October 19th, this year gamers are going to get the chance to play this much welcomed remaster in 4K and if the rumours are to be believed, we will be seeing further remakes of the other classic's in Age Of Empires 2 and 3 slated to be on the cards.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the trailer for AOE IV below and start counting the days until, in the words of a large brained little white mouse, we can "try to take over the world".
Age Of Empires IV announcement trailer revealed
Age Of Empires has been given a fresh coat of paint and, with 13 years sine the last iteration of this classic, what does Microsoft and Relic Entertainment have in store for us?