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Microsoft's return to beloved PC gaming titles includes Age of Empires IV, revival of one of the best real - time strategy series ever produce. While the first two Age of Empires games have been remade and re - released as Definitive Editions, Age of Empires IV promises a new look at the RTS formula while still holding true to its roots. Here's everything you need to know. If you ask just about any long - time RTS fan what games rank at the top of the list, Age of Empires Series is likely to come to mind. The first entry, released in 1997, focuses on human history from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, while the second entry focuses more heavily on the Middle Ages. Age of Empires III, released nearly 15 years ago, moves ahead in time to the colonization of the Americas. Playing games involves micro - and macro - management of workers and military units belonging to historic civilizations. You must grow a small starting population, collect resources, advance through ages, and defend against invaders while also planning your attacks. You can enjoy lengthy campaigns, skirmishes against AI, or multiplayer battles while alone or teaming up with friends. Games are relatively easy to pick up, but the best players employ in - depth strategies to get a slight edge in competition. Age of Empires IV is a revival of the Series that hops to capture old magic while offering something new to veterans and newcomers alike. It appears to be a return to Medieval times instead of another step forward in human history. Until its release, many RTS fans have returned to Age of Empires thanks to celebrated Definitive Edition remasters that bring updated graphics, reworked mechanics, and overhauled campaigns. The first three Age of Empires games were developed by Ensemble Studios, team based out of Dallas, Texas. After Ensemble was closed down in 2009 following the release of Age of Empires III, it didn't look good for a fourth title. The Age of Empires Series was kind of left to the community, which do its best to keep games enjoyable and populated. Thankfully, internal development studio at Microsoft called World's Edge, led by Shannon Loftis, has been overseeing New Age content, including remasters of the first three games with help from third - party developers like Tantalus, Wicked Witch, and Forgotten Empires. In an interview with Windows Central's Matt Brown, Loftis clarified that Age of Empires no longer belongs to One studio: Age of Empires IV has been in development alongside Definitive Edition remasters, with Relic Entertainment taking the lead on the latest entry in the Series. According to World's Edge Creative Director Adam Isgreen, this has helped with efforts to keep Age of Empires IV feeling true to its roots while also standing out: we were finally treated to Age of Empires IV gameplay reveal trailer at X019.

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1. Amazing siege situations

Villagers - collect resources, forage, farm, cut down trees for wood, construct buildings, mine for stone and gold, fish, and hunt Infantry - swordsmen, bowmen, axemen, and hoplites, using melee, short - range combat to attack mounted - chariots, cavalry, war elephants, and archers priests - non - combat and healing capabilities Siege - catapults and ballista Nautical - fishing boats and transport ships 2013 Age of Empires II: HD Edition - features original Game and expansion Conquerors, as well as update graphics for high - resolution displays 2013 Age of Empires II: Forgotten 2014 Age of Mythology: extend Edition 2014 Age of Empires: Castle Siege 2015 Age of Empires II: African Kingdoms 2015 Age of Empires: World Domination 2016 Age of Mythology: Tale of Dragon 2016 Age of Empires II: Rise of Rajas both Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition are slat for release in late fall 2019 and 2020, respectively. Theyll be released on Steam in addition to Xbox Game Pass for PC and Microsoft Store.

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2. Better AI

In my opinion, AOE4 will be the best game to showcase this AI. Especially because of how many different strategies are possible in RTS, where units have strengths and weaknesses. I think there will be a kind of AI based on machine learning, where during alpha and beta tests will play against players in order to learn how to win. In the beginning, it will be boring and not challenging at all. But with time, AI will evolve becoming harder and harder. But AI cant evolve itself, will need good players playing alpha and beta in order to improve it. Diffucults of AI will be based on whatever metric they use to evaluate AI evolution. When AOE4 is released, probably will have difficult calling insane where perfect micromanegment will be unstopable where you will need at least 2 players to take down AI. Balance patches will probably make AI test new things like it does with players. Money and business success is the main goal of Microsoft regardless of this fact, let assume what else can be goal of Microsoft is to use this franchise again strong storyline / campaign / Skirmish fun. No doubt many people are eager to play solo and relax and enjoy destroying AI on Skirmish mode, and also many people enjoy playing campaign mode and following story line. And if Microsoft is willing to focus on this MARKET, they have to improve AI and even provide tool for people to create AIs similar to what we saw in the early life of SC2. If AI is easy to play or easy to predict and just follows simple and predictable line of code, then after 2 weeks or maybe 1 month, single player feel the game is boring and leave it, so if this is the case, then we should expect good AI multi player / ESPORT if focus of Microsoft is to enter to ESPORT industry which is interesting idea, then it is better instead of developing advanced AI they focus on Game play and competitive features of Game and also invest heavily on marketing / official tournaments and even establish organization for ESPORT events AOE was ESPORT title from 2000 - 2003 if im not wrong and it was part of WCG But now its dead from ESPORT point of view Currently crown for RTS in ESPORT is on Blizzard with WC3 / SC1 / SC2 and good news is in future we are going to see ESPORT in Asian games and also it is possible to have ESPORT games in Summer Olympics as well!

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Evolving play

In Age III: DE, players can expect 4K graphics, rebuilt 3D assets, modernized UI, cross - play multiplayer, and fully enhanced soundtrack and audio. In addition to all previously released content, Age III: DE also features two new game modes and two new civilizations exclusive to Definitive Edition. For game modes, weve added Series of Historical Battles set within time period game cover, as well as several new fan favorite Art of War challengeswhich were added after overwhelmingly positive community feedback about their appearance in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition! These challenges are specifically tailored to not only teach you the ins and outs of real - time strategy games, but the unique nuances of Age III: DEs gameplay and meta strategies that have evolved over years of play. When it comes to civilizations, Age of Empires III and its expansions feature 14 civilizations from across Europe, Americas, and Asia, and were adding two brand - new civilizations exclusively to Definitive Edition: Swedes and Incas! Swedes are a brand new addition to the franchise and cover one of history's most unlikely great powers: small European nation which eclipsed all military convention and became a powerhouse on European battlefields thanks to their innovative military tactics. Incas are more traditional Age of Empires civilization, covering one of largest Empires in South America, where they constructed mighty stone cities, citadels and palaces. Whether youre more of a city builder or aiming for military domination, we think all players will have a lot of fun exploring each both civs unique play styles!


What is Age of Empires 4?

The first gameplay trailer shows a medieval siege, with two armies arrayed against each other and trebuchets firing projectiles at the large Stone castle wall. Interestingly, wall is man by soldiers. If this is featured in the final game, it would be an entirely new addition to the Age of Empires series. However, based on different art show in the older advertisement trailer, game might not be solely set in the medieval period and instead take place across different periods of history. During the trailer we see Native Americans, British Redcoats, Romans and more. This has been done before, notably in games like Empire Earth II, RTS heavily influenced by the Age of Empires series, which allows players to progress from Stone Age to Synthetic Age. Another key change is the addition of more varied, undulating terrain types. Now, mountains and valleys feature, where before, maps were flatted with occasional smaller terrain features. Height map is a sizeable update that will modernise gameplay and add a wide variety of tactical considerations, especially if the game ventures into later eras with more projectile and gunpowder - base units. We expect Relics gameplay to follow the same core formula of previous entries, modernise to follow the evolution of genre and with a few of their own flourishes. The huge cult following of Age of Empires will be nervous about how ready Relic is to depart from series norms. However, trailer and early signs, show a game that has n't ventured too far from the series ' previous path. At the moment, we were largely left guessing as to how the game would really play, with only about a minute of game engine footage. Stay tuned though for more updates. What do you hope to see from Age of Empires 4? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook trustedreviews!

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Embracing history

While fans are still eagerly await Age Of Empires 4, Microsoft has provided an appetizer to hold fans over in the form of Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition. Like updated versions of the prior two Games, Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition is no mere remaster but a full - fledged, modern remake, and it has PC requirements to prove it. Announce during Gamescom's opening night, Age Of Empire 3: Definitive Edition's revealed trailer showcased the game's improvements. The game has been completely rebuilt to run at true 4K resolution and even includes remade 3D assets. Aside from visuals, music and sound have been enhanced as well with remastered soundtrack and refined audio. Topping off all these upgrades is a brand new UI system that will help Age Of Empires 3 feel at home in the modern age. All these come with price, though, and requirements on PC reflect that. According to Steam, following are necessary specs for Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition. Unsurprisingly, games require Windows 10 and Directx 11. It's recommended games be played with 4GB of video memory and 16GB of ram, but Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition can run, at minimum settings, with half of that power. For processors, Microsoft recommends Intel Core i5 - 3330 or AMD FX - 8350 but minimum specs only require Intel Core i3 - 2105 or AMD Phenom II X4 955. As far as video cards go, Nvidia GeForce GT 430, AMD Radeon HD 5570, or Intel HD Graphics 4400 will get Age Of Empires 3: Definitive Edition running but, for best performance, heftier cards are require. Microsoft recommends Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 FURY.

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