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Age of Empires IV announced

 

Microsoft just announced that Age of Empires IV is in development by Relic Entertainment, creators of the Company of Heroes series and other beloved strategy games. We don't know much about this project, as this reveal seems to be more of a tease. Judging by the animated concept art in the trailer, Age IV won't take the series to a significant new era. However there are armies from a variety of periods featured in the footage: Native Americans, British Redcoats, Roman legionnaires, and Japanese samurai.

 
 
Age of Empires IV Announce Trailer

It's unclear how these different factions will fit together. This would be Relic's first project produced for a publisher other than Sega, it's owner, since it was purchased by auction in the selling off of THQ's assets in 2013. Age IV is a separate project to Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, the remaster of the original game that was announced at the PC Gaming Show at E3.

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