Age of Empires Summary
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of this legendary series, Microsoft Studios have announced Age of Empires: Definitive Edition at the PC Gaming Show 2017 in Los Angeles. So what is Age of Empires: Definitive Edition? Well, it’s a remastered version of the first game. The visuals, soundtrack, multiplayer and just about every facet of the game has been updated to make it the definitive version of the game.
The visuals maintain their classic look with a slight twist. Each sprite, every animation and each tile set has been recreated to make it look ‘better’. We understand this is purely subjective and, well, I think the game looked pretty good beforehand. Regardless, the new visuals have been designed with 4K displays in mind, and what better to go with these fancy new graphics other than some new zoom levels. Yes, Microsoft Studios have allowed players to zoom further in and out, allowing you to conquer each part of the map with ease.
There are doings afoot over at Microsoft's Redmond campus as they want a senior games developer to join their team who are working on "an established and well-loved" strategy franchise. It's a AAA project.
No Windows Phone exclusive nonsense presumably, and PC might be getting some Microsoft love after all. Age of Empires is Microsoft's strategy flagship series.
Microsoft Game Studios has just announced that Robot Entertainment is developing Age of Empires Online, with beta signups now going live.
This was the project thought of as 'Spartan'. AOE Online gives us a "persistent online capitol city" that we can grow and nurture while conquering.