Age of Empires 4 – introduced over three years in the past – remains to be within the works, and progress is being made, Microsoft has stated.
At XO19 in November 2019, Microsoft confirmed off a snippet of Age of Empires 4 in motion (try the video beneath), however we have not heard a peep about it since then.
In a blog post summing up what is going on on with the Age of Empires franchise, Shannon Loftis, studio head of World’s Edge, stated: “We’re making nice progress on Age of Empires 4.”
“I do not wish to make you jealous, however we are actually taking part in this sport each single day – each in Washington and in Vancouver,” Loftis continued.
“RTS improvement is humorous: it takes some time to construct the separate programs (AI, financial system, sim, rendering, and many others), after which it takes some time for them to come back collectively. However after they do, you instantly have a sport – a sport that wants debugging and stability and polish – however the core of the sport that you realize you are going to ship. And the very best half is that it appears like an Age of Empires sport.”
Age of Empires 4 was introduced in August 2017, with Firm of Heroes and Daybreak of Struggle developer Relic on the helm. World’s Edge is a Microsoft-owned studio that manages the Age of Empires franchise, versus dealing with improvement.
“Our companions at Relic have been unbelievable stalwarts as all of us migrated improvement from workplace to house, and modified (by way of trial and error) our processes to assist facilitate productiveness to maintain the sport on observe,” Loftis stated.
“A lot ardour, such nice builders, artists, designers, narrators, audio specialists, and neighborhood – to not point out the spine features that hold the corporate going.”
Loftis stopped wanting revealing a launch window for Age of Empires 4, however the hope is it’ll come out sooner or later in 2021.
It is busy instances on the earth of Age of Empires. Microsoft launched Age of Empires 3: Definitive Version in October 2020, and the Lords of the West DLC for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Version is due out quickly.