Age Of Empires Sails Out On February 20

After being delayed from its initial 2017 launch, Microsoft has confirmed this morning that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will be released on PC on February 20.

The re-release of the ancient RTS classic was due out October 19, but the game was delayed shortly before launch. The studio ended up refunding pre-orders in November, giving free copies of Rise of Nations: Extended Edition to users.

In a post on the Xbox Wire, Age of Empires creative direction Adam Isgreen wrote that the game will be available on "Windows 10 PCs at $US19.99". Apart from the usual bells and whistles in a remaster, the game will also have an enhanced scenario and campaign editor, while LAN/online play will be handled through Windows' Xbox Live networking.

The AOE1 multiplayer beta is being opened up to all users from January 29, it was announced. There's also an in-game tech tree this time, which is a lifesaver if you can't remember where you put your original copy. Then again, it's been 21 years.


    I feel this will be another missed opportunity for Microsoft if they don't release this on Xbox well. Particularly having an Xbox One X enhanced edition.

      It would take significant retooling to make it work with a controller, though.

        The funny thing is it would take about 15 minutes to patch in mouse and keyboard support.

      You do realised how dumbed down the game would be for consoles right? You need a mouse and keyboard to experience this type of game.

    so this is one of those UWA aps only available through the windows store? or will will be able to get it on steam like the AOE 2 remaster?

      I believe its windows store only although it seems like a bad idea if they wanted to sell lots of copies.

        I would have been all over this if it was on Steam...aint touching the Windows store though.


    "Windows 10 PCs at $US19.99"
    Wow, hope the AUD price isn't much higher...

      Windows Store is usually pretty reasonable about that. Cuphead was priced decently, from memory.

    I saw this on the internet some time ago:

    Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Now roses are blue too

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