The Console Age is Coming to Age of Empires

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We’re ageing up and heading into the console age. Age of Empires is coming to Xbox consoles in 2023! Our group has been listening to you whenever you’ve been asking us to carry these globally beloved RTS titles to Xbox and we’ll be doing that subsequent 12 months. After launching and evolving these video games, the time is true to carry them to each current followers and new gamers on Xbox. 2023 can have two console launches to look ahead to: Age of Empires II: Definitive Version arrives on Xbox on January 31, 2023, with Age of Empires IV coming to consoles later within the 12 months.

Age of Empires has grown and thrived over 25 years due to gamers everywhere in the world who’ve conquered campaigns, succeeded in skirmish and mastered multiplayer. We preserve our gamers on the coronary heart of what we do and pay shut consideration to what they inform us. So, after listening to requests for Age of Empires to make its Xbox console debut, we heard you and we agreed!

2022 has been an unimaginable 12 months for Age of Empires with over 25 sport updates, greater than 15 in-game occasions (with wonderful rewards) and over 14,000 mods created and revealed. The Age of Empires neighborhood continues to develop and thrive.

We knew that bringing the complexity of RTS to Xbox consoles was a large activity and one we needed to strategy rigorously and thoughtfully. The group has been working arduous to carry an expertise that not solely feels nice utilizing a controller, but in addition teaches gamers the right way to play on Xbox. A brand new tutorial designed particularly for controller enter paired with a brand new consumer expertise for console will assist gamers get began. We’ve additionally added a brand new sport AI which helps make useful resource administration in a technique sport environment friendly and intuitive.

We’re so excited to carry probably the greatest and most beloved RTS video games of all time to Xbox. Age of Empires II: Definitive Version has been rising since its launch in 2019. After nearly 40 updates, 3 DLC additions bringing new civilizations and campaigns, and a relentless stream of enhancements, the sport is one of the best it’s ever been. Gamers can take pleasure in 83 maps, 42 multiplayer civilizations, 34 single-player campaigns, 10 multiplayer modes, and seven co-op campaigns. And now, Xbox gamers will have the ability to take pleasure in all this phenomenal sport has to supply!

For these gamers who’re loyal to keyboard and mouse, we’ve ensured that these inputs are supported within the console model. We additionally thought of the performance Xbox gamers have come to anticipate from their video games and so the sport will embrace non-compulsory crossplay between platforms, permitting you to play with your folks on Xbox and on PC. We’re additionally bringing the sport to Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), permitting gamers to proceed their empire constructing, even when away from PC or console.

2023 might be a giant 12 months for these of you who’ve been asking for an Xbox model of Age of Empires as we’ll even be releasing a console model of Age of Empires IV later within the 12 months! The console groups have been working carefully collectively to create a complementary expertise that can carry the most recent addition to the Age of Empires roster to Xbox gamers. We’ll have extra to share subsequent 12 months so make sure you observe our official social channels to listen to all of the information because it comes.

Each console variations of the video games might be out there by the Microsoft Retailer, Xbox Sport Go, and Xbox Sport Go Final, bringing the trebuchet launching, citadel destroying, empire constructing motion to gamers throughout the globe on the platforms they wish to play on.

We will’t wait to start this new age. Be a part of us!

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