Microsoft revives classic game franchise ‘Age of Empires’

Microsoft revives classic game franchise 'Age of Empires'
Microsoft revives classic game franchise 'Age of Empires' - Image: Microsoft

Yes you read it right. Microsoft decides to revive one of most liked and played classic game ‘Age of Empires’ in 2017.
It’s more than a decade since the world last saw an entry in the revered “Age of Empires” game franchise. The studio and people who created the series was disbanded, its principal leaders scattered across the game industry.

In 2017, Microsoft aims to bring the series back — and fans are very excited. You can see their excitement here

Game trailer is out and it shows little indication of what to expect from the game. Trailers has already generated nearly 4 million views on YouTube in two days.

Part of the positive reaction is coming from news of who’s in charge of the game: “Age of Empires IV” is being made by Relic Entertainment, a studio that’s highly-regarded in the “real-time strategy” gaming genre. Rather than controlling a single player character, in real-time strategy games you’re in charge of whole groups. In an “Age of Empires” game, that could mean managing a city-state, or a nation, or a whole empire.

So far very little is known about the new “Age of Empires” beyond a vague release window — 2018 — and a platform (Windows 10). Check out the first teaser of “Age of Empires IV” right here:

Source: Business Insider

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