Age of Empires IV

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PostAge of Empires IV
by Garth » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:03 pm



We are thrilled to continue growing the empire, and excited to share that we are working with Relic Entertainment on a brand-new title for the Age of Empires franchise – Age of Empires IV. Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires IV. We are thrilled to be working with them and can’t wait for fans to see their unique and exciting contribution to the Age of Empires franchise. For all of you who have remained faithful fans of the Age of Empires franchise for the last 20 years, we say thank you – we cannot wait to bring you the next chapter of history. We’ll have more to share in the future, so stay tuned to AgeOfEmpires.com!


Definitive editions of II and III coming too:

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Edit - trailer for the definitive edition of the first game:


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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by HSH28 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:19 pm

Relic make the best RTS games. Should be good.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by kuliand » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:21 pm

for all of those who kept believing the day has come!

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Hyperion » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:45 pm

I'm sure I had the definitive Age of Empires II about 15 years ago

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Green Gecko » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:42 am

Hyperion wrote:I'm sure I had the definitive Age of Empires II about 15 years ago

But this is the redefinitive version in re-HD.

Edit: This trailer is literally some strawberry floating paintings.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Knoyleo » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:14 am

Green Gecko wrote:Edit: This trailer is literally some strawberry floating paintings.

So disappointing.

Also, please don't be windows store exclusive. :dread:

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by skarmachild » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:24 pm

Didnt AoE2 come out on Steam a few years ago with HD/Workshop support though?

Never bought the remake but isn't that like... a 'definitive' edition?

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Peter Crisp » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:35 pm

I'd be rather surprised if this didn't eventually end up on consoles and I look forward to seeing how well they do with it.
I know it's unlikely but this could be a pretty amazing Switch game.

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Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Preezy » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:02 pm

skarmachild wrote:Didnt AoE2 come out on Steam a few years ago with HD/Workshop support though?

Never bought the remake but isn't that like... a 'definitive' edition?

I would also like to know this, I'd be tempted to buy if it was decent as I frikkin loved AoE2 all those years ago.

The original came out in 1999, Jesus Christ we're all getting old :dread:

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by <]:^D » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:27 pm

AoE2 has an HD edition on Steam - it has some slight changes to the original CD release (mostly bug-fixes and balance/unit changes)
there are also multiple expansions released since for the HD edition
the HD edition is definitely worth buying if you liked the original.
i have no idea what the 'definitive' edition will add - short of a complete engine overhaul it doesnt really need any other changes.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Preezy » Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:39 pm

£15 on Steam according to my sauces - mighty tempting.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Roonmastor » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:23 pm

Got the HD version already to play with mates. Not really worth a repurchase (and us all getting W10 machines for the sole purpose of it)

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Qikz » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:42 pm

Definitive Edition is AOE1. AOE2 was remastered.

This is a new game.

HELL YEAH! AOE was my jam growing up. I can't wait for this!

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by <]:^D » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:46 am

Qikz wrote:Definitive Edition is AOE1. AOE2 was remastered.

This is a new game.

HELL YEAH! AOE was my jam growing up. I can't wait for this!


SD the first post states that there'll be 'Definitive' editions of II & III

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Qikz » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:19 pm

I can't read.

AOE2 Definitive Edition probably includes the new expansions they made for AOE2HD. Like a GOTY pack.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Preezy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:41 pm

Oh hang on I missed that, so the current HD version that's on Steam is going to get a re-release as a Definitive edition?

Hmm, might hold out for that.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by smurphy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:59 pm

I hope they do a good job of this. I want old school resource gathering, building walls and defences etc, but with maybe some slightly more contemporary RTS combat.

Despite making one of my favourite games of all time in Company of Heroes, I don't have much faith in Relic these days. :(

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Albear » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:14 pm

I would have got excited if it wasn't for the abortion of Dawn of War 3.

No doubt they will turn this into a MOBA as well.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:12 pm

Wasn't Dawn of War III supposed to be a lot more like I than II? Base building etc. One of the things I heard a lot of people complaining about with DoW2 was the lack of base building.

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PostRe: Age of Empires IV announced, developed by Relic
by smurphy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:34 pm

There's a great Steam review of DoW3 that sums up their recent efforts nicely:

Relic has through many masterpieces developed a peculiar unique sub genre of RTS. We have seen amazing features in their past games, such as:

-the cover system
-morale system
-supression
-garrisonable buildings
-veterancy
-retreating
-fully destructible enviroment, including the ground
-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sync kills

and I'm sure I forgot some.

NONE OF THE ABOVE FEATURES ARE IN THIS GAME!!! NONE! 0! NULL!


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