“Age of Empires 2” coming to Xbox in January next year “Empires 4” coming later

“Age of Empires 2” coming to Xbox in January next year “Empires 4” coming later

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition will launch on Xbox on January 31, 2023, and Age of Empires 4 will also launch on consoles later next year, Microsoft announced at its 25th anniversary press conference. All games will be listed on XGP. Emma Bridle, Community Manager at World’s Edge, celebrated the momentous moment when Age of Empires was about to enter the console era.

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We continue to grow and enter the age of consoles. Age of Empires is coming to Xbox consoles in 2023! We’ve listened to you all and know you want us to bring the world’s beloved RTS (real-time strategy game) game to Xbox, and we’ll make it happen next year. After the game’s release and gradual development, it’s time to bring it to fans and new players on Xbox. There are two console releases to look forward to in 2023: Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition on Xbox on January 31, 2023, and Age of Empires IV later next year Console Edition.

Age of Empires has grown from strength to strength over the course of 25 years, as players from all over the world complete the journey of campaign mode, successfully engage in skirmishes and master the knack of multiplayer. We put players at the heart of what we do and pay close attention to your feedback. So now that we’ve heard the anticipation of Age of Empires coming to the Xbox console, we’ve done it!

2022 has been an incredible year for Age of Empires as we created and released over 25 game updates, over 15 in-game events (with awesome rewards) and 14,000 Multiple mods. The Age of Empires community is thriving.

We know that launching an RTS on the Xbox console is a very difficult task, and we have to be careful and thoughtful. So the Age of Empires team has been working hard to create an experience that not only provides a great controller experience, but also guides players on how to play the game on Xbox. A brand new console user experience, paired with a new tutorial designed specifically for controller interaction, will help players easily start their Age of Empires journey. In addition, we have added game AI to it to make resource management in strategy games more efficient and intuitive.

We’re excited to bring the most acclaimed and loved Age of Empires game to date to Xbox. Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has grown since its release in 2019. After nearly 40 updates, 3 DLCs for new civilizations and campaigns, and constant improvements, the game has been perfected. Players can enjoy 83 maps, 42 multiplayer civilizations, 34 single-player campaigns, 10 multiplayer modes and 7 co-op campaigns. Now, Xbox players will be able to enjoy everything this phenomenal game has to offer!

For those who are used to keyboards and mice, we made sure to support this in the console version. We’ve also considered what Xbox players can expect in the game, so the game will include an optional feature for cross-platform play, which will allow you to play with friends on both Xbox and PC.

For those of you who have been wanting the Xbox version of Age of Empires, 2023 will be a big year as we will also be releasing the console version of Age of Empires 4 later in 2023! The teams working on the console version of the game have been working closely together to create complementary experiences that bring Xbox players the latest addition to the Age of Empires franchise. We’ll be sharing more next year, so be sure to follow our official channels for all news updates.

Both games will be available through the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, providing players around the world with the exciting RTS experience of trebuchet launching, empire building, and siege on their favorite gaming platforms.

We can’t wait to start this new “era”. Join us!