Xbox game studios reveal new details about its upcoming Age of Empires 4. During a fan event Livestream on Saturday, developer Relic Entertainment revealed a few new things about its upcoming sequel, Age of Empires 4, including a look at one of the game’s campaigns and its new and updated civilizations.
Age of Empires has always been known to create historical events and they place players in the middle of these events. So is the case in Age of Empires and Relic is trying to push the concept even further. The game will feature four full-length campaigns, including one focused on the Norman Conquest, which Relic previewed during the stream.
During the presentation, Relic also detailed some of the game’s playable civilizations, including one of the new ones, the Delhi Sultanate from India. It has a few standout features, but the biggest highlight is its massive war elephants.
According to Relic, one of the primary goals of creating playable civilizations in the Age of Empires 4 was to make them as different as possible. This meant adding more complex and nuanced gameplay mechanics to each of the civilizations to make them feel unique.
One of the standout examples of these special mechanics was from the Mongols, who can now pack up entire cities and move them somewhere new. This fits the Mongols’ real-world nomadic lifestyle — continuing the Age of Empires series’ focus on historical accuracy.
But it also gives the civilization an entirely new and unique gameplay option. A Mongol player might create a small city just outside of their enemies’ base and use it to create troops in the blink of an eye, then simply move the city when things get dangerous.
Age of Empires 4 is scheduled to be released on Windows PC sometime in 2021. The game will launch on Xbox Game Pass PC and Ultimate.
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