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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Remasters the Classic RTS With 4K Support and More

An all-time classic comes back.

One of the biggest RTS games of all time, Age of Empires, is getting quite the overhaul for its 20th anniversary. During the PC Gaming Show at E3 2017, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition was officially announced by Adam Isgreen, creative director of Microsoft Studios. The Definitive Edition will feature fully remastered graphics, along with a host of other new additions like new zoom levels, enhanced gameplay, and an updated soundtrack.

Age of Empires released in 1997, helped really define the budding RTS genre, letting players face off with different ancient civilizations. It even spawned two successful sequels, and a spinoff titled Age of Mythology. Sadly, Ensemble Studios was closed by Microsoft in 2008. Despite this, however, Age of Empires will be making comeback this year, and Isgreen even promised more to come in celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary. Take a look at the announcement trailer down below.


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will be coming to PC, but it doesn’t have a release date as of yet. However, beta sign-ups have opened on the game’s official site.

What do you think about Age of Empires coming back? What else would you like to see Microsoft announce for the series’ anniversary? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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