At the end of a livestream celebrating 20 years of Age of Empires, it was revealed that Relic Entertainment - makers of the Dawn of War and Homeworld RTS series - were developing a new sequel to Age of Empires.
Microsoft didn't announce any extra information at the event, which focused primarily on the history of the series and the upcoming release of Age of Empires 1: Definitive Edition. But at the end, a trailer for AOE 4 was unveiled, showing off a variety of warriors and soldiers from different time periods.
As for AOE 1: Definitive Edition, that will launch on October 19. It was also revealed that definitive editions of AOE2 and AOE3 are also in development, which seems odd given the very stoic community that has formed around AOE2HD.
Closed beta signups are still ongoing for AOE1, by the way. If you want to try your hand at that before launch, you can register here.
The author travelled to Gamescom as a guest of NVIDIA.