Microsoft set the pulses of technique avid gamers racing final June when it introduced that it was engaged on a high-definition remaster of its hit RTS, Age of Empires, to have a good time the title’s 20th anniversary – however then did not launch it in October 2017 as promised.

Fortunately, we’ve now received a brand new launch date, and we’re only a month away from it. Age of Empires Definitive Version will drop on February 20 for PC, and price you $20 within the Microsoft Retailer.

Adam Isgreen, inventive director at Microsoft chalked up the delay to the event staff’s need to get each element excellent, whereas additionally including some high quality of life enhancements and new options like an in-game tech tree.

The corporate had beforehand launched a multiplayer beta, and it’s opening that as much as one other 100,000 gamers who join on this web page with an Xbox Reside ID. That trial will kick off on January 29.

To recap, the revamped version will carry all 16 civilizations from the Rise of Rome enlargement, in addition to a bunch of enhancements over the unique, together with:

Fully rebuilt property for 4K presentation
On-line play by way of Xbox Reside (along with LAN play)
A re-recorded unique soundtrack with a brand new orchestral rating
Marketing campaign narration for each mission
Enhanced marketing campaign and situation editors, which permits anybody to make unique customized campaigns for the sport, and the choice to simply share them with different gamers on-line

As if that wasn’t sufficient purpose to have a good time, Age of Empires IV can also be within the works over at Relic Leisure. The studio hasn’t introduced a launch date, however we’re actually a couple of months nearer to it since we first heard of the venture final August.

Time to relearn to these hotkeys!

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