Following a massive delay right before the originally scheduled date last year, Microsoft will finally be launching Age of Empires: Definitive Edition on February 20 at £14.99 / €19.99.
“When we set out to re-release the original Age of Empires, we had many debates over the extent of restoration that we should undertake…it’s a classic and it deserves to be treated with careful reverence,” they said in a blog post. “At the same time, in a living, thriving genre, norms continually evolve, technology advances, and player expectations change. This is as true for RTS as for any other genre.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will support 4K resolution, online play through Xbox Live, new campaign narration for every mission, a re-recorded orchestral score, and an improved campaign and scenario editor. It’s available for preorder now for $20 on the Microsoft Store.
If you can’t wait till February 20th though, there is actually a semi open-beta that you can try your hand at. Signups will be taken until January 25 at ageofempires.com, and the beta will go live on January 29.
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