Microsoft announced that it will resurrect the original “Age of Empires” to a new life 20 years after its release. Dubbed the Definitive Edition, that means an “entirely re-orchestrated soundtrack, brand-new narrative, major gameplay improvements, Xbox Live support for multiplayer, and achievements.”
The remastered edition comes with 4K UHD visuals, new zoom levels. The announcement was made by Microsoft att the PC Gaming Show – E3 – 2017. Microsoft has modernized the UI; attack-move, control groups, idle villagers button have been added, among other things. Adam Isgreen from Microsoft Studios also revealed that there's a beta coming for the game, available right now at the website of the game. A full launch will be scheduled later on this year, available for purchase from the Windows Store. Definitive Edition is also coming exclusively to Windows 10. “We created Age of Empires: Definitive Edition as an homage to the fans of the series and to PC gamers everywhere,” the producer says on website.
Age of Empire - Definitive Edition
From the beginning, the strategy game was a classic one. Age of Empires focused on events in Europe, Africa and Asia, spanning from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. It explored the formation and expansion of the Roman Empire. The Age of Empires series has been a commercial success, selling over 20 million copies. The artificial intelligence used in the Age of Empires series has been developed and improved regularly by designers.