Age of Empires 4 Developer Says They Are Making Great Progress on the Game
In a new developer update, the team behind Age of Empires 4 teased fans for more updates about the game in 2021.
It’s over three years since Microsoft officially revealed that Age of Empires 4 is in the development pipeline, but since then, the game hasn’t even received a release date. However, a new end-of-the-year update from World’s Edge reveals that everything is going on according to plans.
As you may know, Age of Empires 4 was in development at Relic Entertainment since 2017, but back in 2019, Microsoft formed up a new studio called World’s Edge to help Relic out with the project and bring more focus on Age of Empires 1-3: Definitive Edition. Earlier in 2019, the developers shared a brief gameplay trailer from Age of Empires 4, but since then, we haven’t received anything new about the game.
In a recent developer update from World’s Edge, the team listed all the things they worked on in 2020. Aside from updating Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition with more new content and delivering Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition, the studio revealed that they have also made great progress in developing Age of Empires 4.
As we move into the new year, please join World's Edge Studio Head, Shannon Loftis, as she recaps what Age of Empires has accomplished—with special thanks to all of you in the community who helped us obtain these goals—and what more is to come! ❤️ https://t.co/pIVBRFGkya pic.twitter.com/U4Vrb9S9eA
— AgeOfEmpires (@AgeOfEmpires) December 29, 2020
Although the update didn’t reveal what stage of development the game is currently in, it did mention that developers are playing it in the studio every day, and the result feels like an Age of Empires game, as it should be.
It’s great to hear that everything is on the right track with the development of Age of Empires 4, despite all the challenging situations that the COVID-19 pandemic caused in 2020. The best part is that World’s Edge teased that there are much more to come this year about the whole Age of Empires franchise. The team will probably continue to update the Definitive Editions of the previous iterations with new content and reveal more new details about Age of Empires IV and its release date.
Age of Empires 4 will be available on PC and you can access it for free through an Xbox Game Pass subscription. The game may target a console release as well if mouse & keyboard support hit the Xbox consoles in time.