Age of Empires IV Officially Announced

Microsoft and Relic Entertainment have announced Age of Empires IV.

The game is being developed by Relic Entertainment, the folks known for the Dawn of War series, Company of Heroes, and more. Featured above, you can view the game’s announcement trailer.

It’s worth pointing out that Age of Empires IV is entirely separate from Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, a high-definition remaster of the classic strategy game.


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  • Mea K

    I’m surprised Relic even survived the Dawn of War 3 disaster.

    I have some concerns about them making a ‘streamlined’, ‘modern’ Age of Empires with reduced base building and moba elements.


    Sad will be exclusive to the Windows store.

  • Nagato

    We’ll see: it stands to reason that Relic/Sega would want their project to sell as many copies as possible.

    Like Remedy with Quantum Break, smaller studios with Ori and Cuphead, etc.

  • Yans

    It will make it’s way on Steam eventualy

  • Heresy Hammer

    Idk, I think the charm from the first and second game and age of mythology just cant be recaptured.

  • StrangeBrew

    I want to believe, i have alot of nostalgia tied to AoE1 and 2.
    But Relic and microsoft? Both usually fucking it up, i’m worried.

    We’ll see wether they stick to more traditional RTS, or they just shit it up with trying to modernize bullshit with moba elements or whatever.

  • Acti

    I’m sure they’ve learned from the mistake that MOBA/RTS was. They are a goods devs that feel for the moba meme.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Can’t wait for the inevitable disappointment.


    i hope so.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    I can’t think of any Windows Store exclusives that stayed that way.

  • Madbrainbox

    Relic.I really hope they listen this time.These are gigantic shoes they need to fill.


    Gear of war 4 forza horizon 3

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Yay. Age of Kangz 4, now with a modern common core design, only available on the OS everyone hates.

  • Bitterbear

    Windows 10 store only.

  • Neojames82

    I’m wondering if that was because of Sega fucking things up with Relic. But I agree, DoW III is probably a big bomb for Relic, seeing as I got a DoW III 50% coupon in my Steam inventory. Shame because the original DoW and CoH are really great games but after those two they’ve seem to have gone down hill.

  • Neojames82

    I hope that’s the case because boy was DoW III a rotten turd.

  • AnarKreig

    It’s Windows 10 -and- Windows Store exclusive.
    Talk about DoA.

  • PChandler

    Killer Instinct.


    Killer Instinct goes to the steam.

  • catazxy

    I still want to believe there is some hope, but the writing is on the wall….

  • VersVlees

    Well if Relic thinks “modern RTS” Age of Empires should be more like Starcraft 2 because that worked so well with DOW III. (Coz muh E-sports) I would not be surprised if DLC and micro transactions will be a thing due to being a “modern” game.

    Also lol Windows Store only. It is so strange having “real” PC games in the store next to smartphone low tier trash.