Age of Empires II and IV are getting Xbox ports

Age of Empires II

Publisher Xbox Game Studios and developer World’s Edge have announced Xbox ports for Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires IV.

Both Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires IV are coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on January 31st, 2023 and later in 2023, respectively.

Both games on Xbox consoles will support full controller play, as well as optional mouse+keyboard play, optional crossplay, and will be fully playable via Xbox Cloud Gaming.

“We knew that bringing the complexity of RTS to Xbox consoles was a massive task and one we had to approach carefully and thoughtfully,” World’s Edge director of customer voice Emma Bridle said. “The team has been working hard to bring an experience that not only feels great using a controller, but also teaches players how to play on Xbox. A new tutorial designed specifically for controller input paired with a new user experience for console will help players get started. We’ve also added a new game AI which helps make resource management in a strategy game efficient and intuitive.

“We’re so excited to bring one of the best and most beloved RTS games of all time to Xbox. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has been growing since its release in 2019. After almost 40 updates, 3 DLC additions bringing new civilizations and campaigns, and a constant stream of improvements, the game is the best it’s ever been. Players can enjoy 83 maps, 42 multiplayer civilizations, 34 single-player campaigns, 10 multiplayer modes, and 7 co-op campaigns. And now, Xbox players will be able to enjoy all this phenomenal game has to offer!”

Here’s a new teaser trailer for the ports:

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