Age of Empires IV revealed for Windows 10, developed by Relic

Age of Empires IV revealed for Windows 10, developed by Relic

Microsoft ran a special Age of Empires stream earlier today, which ended with the announcement of Age of Empires IV. Details are somewhat scarce at the moment, but one thing that is known is the developer: Relic (of Homeworld, Company of Heroes fame).

The trailer (below) takes a concept art driven trip through human history and makes the expected noises about discovery, conquest and the like. It ends with a Windows 10 logo, which would suggest that, like the upcoming Definitive Edition, Age of Empires IV will be Windows 10 only. That also means it’s likely to be stuck on the Windows store. That may not be the case though, and games don’t always remain unique to the Windows 10 store forever (however, ones published by Microsoft generally do).

There’s no release date or really any further information just yet.


  • Clive Barker

    Win 10 store/exclusive is a no in my book. I don’t think AoE IV could surpass the first two games anyways.

    • rochyroch

      Totally agree, i’m fine with using Windows 10 but refuse to use the Store.

      • https://www.pcinvasion.com Peter Parrish

        Yeah, I hope it gets a wider release. Microsoft clearly want a “PC thing” to try to lure people to the Win10 store (something a bit more platform-specific than a Forza or whatever), but I’m not sure it’s going to work.

        • rochyroch

          I find it bewildering that a company that pretty much had PC gaming in a bag for years
          decided to do nothing, then Steam came along, Origin, gog & others.

          Microsoft’s attempts at doing it for the PC gamer have always fallen short, i just can’t take their approach to PC gaming seriously since GFWL, that single handedly puts me off using the Win10 Store.