Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates had an AMA on Reddit yesterday, so of course he was asked a question about... Age of Empires. Never mind that the dude doesn't really have much to do at Microsoft these days, when le-click saw an opening (via PC Gamer), he damn well took it, asking:
Mr. Gates, can we please have another Age of Empires? Not sure if this is your department, but I figured I'd ask since you were here...
Edit: Bill plz I know you can see this.
Gates, heeding his desperate second plea, answered:
I will look into this. How many empires do you need?
Well, Bill, just one would be a good start. I know there have been re-releases and expansions and Age of Empires Online lately, but the world could really do with a proper, new, good Age of Empires. And if anyone can pick up a phone, call Microsoft and get it done, it's you.
Oh, and maybe do something about Flight Simulator while you're on the line? Thanks!