Publisher Microsoft and developer Relic Entertainment have announced Age of Empires IV has gone gold, less than a week to the game’s global launch this month.
Now that Age of Empires IV has gone gold, this means the game has reached gold master status, meaning the game’s development and code is finalized and ready for distribution. Age of Empires IV was recently confirmed to launch October 28 for PC (via Steam and Microsoft Store) and via Xbox Game Pass for PC.
When Age of Empires IV launches, it’ll have eight playable factions, four story campaigns, and over three hours of documentary footage to show behind-the-scenes work on the game.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation.
Return to History – The past is prologue as you are immersed in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations across the world from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate in your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources, and lead your troops to battle on land and at sea in 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that span across 500 years of history from the Dark Ages up to the Renaissance.
Choose Your Path to Greatness with Historical Figures – Live the adventures of Joan of Arc in her quest to defeat the English, or command mighty Mongol troops as Genghis Khan in his conquest across Asia. The choice is yours – and every decision you make will determine the outcome of history.
- Customize Your Game with Mods – Play how you want with user generated content tools for custom games.
- Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, cooperate or spectate with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes.
- An Age for All Players – Age of Empires IV is an inviting experience for new players with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a Campaign Story Mode designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success, yet is challenging enough for veteran players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies, and combat techniques.
*Expansion bonus requires Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition game, sold separately. Valid for pre-orders via Steam, Microsoft Store, and participating retailers. Content requires broadband internet to download. See retailer for details.