Age Of Empires Remaster Delayed To 2018


Microsoft had previously confirmed October 19th as the release date for the Age of Empires remaster. If you were counting down the days and were happy that only two days were left, you need to start counting once again. Microsoft has now confirmed that it’s delaying the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition release to 2018.

The release delay has been announced at the last minute but the developers provide a good reason for it. They want to take the additional time to further tweak the game. They’re planning to bring in thousands of players into the closed beta to tweak everything from the lobby system to the multiplayer balance.

It’s all because the studio is aiming to remaster the trilogy “as we all remember it.” What that basically means is that Microsoft isn’t just content with releasing a game that appeals to the loyal fan base of the title. It wants to come out with a game that’s modern and appealing even to those who never played the original title.

Doing that will require time, though, which the company has now asked users for. It hasn’t confirmed a new release date as yet but is aiming to release the Age of Empires remaster at some point in 2018.

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Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition Delayed To 2018

In recent times we’re starting to see more companies release remastered versions of old and classic games, and we’re sure that many gamers were thrilled when earlier this year Microsoft confirmed that Age of Empires would be getting a 4K makeover in the form of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.

The game was originally planned for a release in 2017, but unfortunately the game has since been delayed to “early 2018”. No specific dates have been mentioned but according to the game’s developer, “When we set out to re-release the original Age of Empires (as ‘Age of Empires: Definitive Edition’), we had many debates over the extent of restoration that we should undertake. The challenge of re-releasing a classic is just that: it’s a classic and it deserves to be treated with careful reverence.”

“To that end, rather than a final release of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition on October 19, we will instead be inviting thousands more players from the community into our closed beta between now and launch to allow for more in-depth testing across single player campaign, multiplayer balance, fine-tuning the lobby, etc.”

We suppose there are probably some who might be disappointed by this piece of news, but unfortunately it appears that there’s really nothing we can do but wait. In the meantime Age of Empires IV has also been announced but details and a release date for the game is also unknown.

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Age Of Empires IV Officially Announced

Back in the day, there weren’t that many RTS games around. You had the likes of StarCraft, Warcraft, Red Alert, Command & Conquer, and Age of Empires. Many of those franchises have kind of stalled in recent times, but that’s not the case for Microsoft’s Age of Empires because it seems that gamers can look forward to a fourth installment.

Microsoft has officially announced Age of Empires IV during Gamescom 2017, so if you grew up playing the franchise and would love to see a more modern version of the RTS, then this is your lucky day. According to Microsoft, “We are thrilled to continue growing the empire, and excited to share that we are working with Relic Entertainment on a brand-new title for the Age of Empires franchise – Age of Empires IV.”

“Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires IV. We are thrilled to be working with them and can’t wait for fans to see their unique and exciting contribution to the Age of Empires franchise.”

Unfortunately details about the game, such as when it will be released, remains unclear. However Microsoft is working on the Definitive Edition for both Ages of Empires II and III, with the Definitive Edition for the first Age of Empires set for a release on the 19th of October.

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