Age of Empires IV: Definitive Edition was unveiled on August 21, 2017, at Gamescom but that’s not it, the latest iteration of the RTS (real-time strategy) game will come bundled with an updated version of Age of Empires: Rise of Rome which was first released in 1998.
The Age of Empires franchise is receiving an update 12 years after its last edition and two decades after the first Age of Empires game was released by Microsoft.
The Age of Empires IV will be released on October 19, 2017.
Age of Empires: Rise of Rome Update
Yes! If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, you’re thinking right! The Age of Empires: Rise of Rome is getting an update and it’ll be bundled alongwith the purchase of Age of Empires IV: Definitive Edition.
Age of Empires: Rise of Rome gets four new civilizations and units as well as new campaigns.
Microsoft has teamed up with Relic Entertainment to bring out the latest iteration of the popular Age of Empires title.
Relic Entertainment has “a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games” like Company of Heroes series or Warhammer series and more.
Minimum System Requirements for AOE IV: Definitive Edition
- OS: Windows 10 version 14393.0 or higher
- Architecture: X64
- Processor: 1.8GHz (or more), Dual core or greater i3, i5, i7 or AMD equivalent
- Graphics: Intel HD 4000 or greater (16 or more execution units), AMD or Nvidia GPU scoring 500 or more on Passmark G3D Mark
- Memory: 4GB
- Storage: 8-10GB
The Age of Empires IV: Definitive Edition comes with a number of updates including remastered visuals in 4k, increased population limit, enhanced pathfinding for units, better attack moves, vivid building destruction scene, new zoom levels, user interface, campaigns and soundtracks.
“We created the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition to honor fans of the series and PC gamers everywhere, we wanted to commit to improving the entire franchise. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will show the classic at its best, exclusively for Windows 10 and available for purchase from the Windows Store,” Microsoft stated.