Age of Empires fans will want to tune in to Microsoft’s special broadcast on April 10. In celebration of the 24-year-old franchise, Microsoft is hosting the Age of Empires: Fan Preview event. During this 30-minute showcase, the studio will unveil some news about the upcoming Age of Empires 4, as well as Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition. The celebration continues for a week after the reveal.
According to the official announcement, the Age of Empires: Fan Preview event launches on April 10 at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET. You can catch the broadcast on the Age of Empires website, as well as Twitch, the Xbox YouTube channel, Facebook Live, and Bilibili. Microsoft didn’t give too much away regarding what fans can expect from the show. However, we do know that it will include never-before-seen Age of Empires 4 “gameplay, civilizations, campaigns, and more.”
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition players will receive their own “exciting news,” too. “Over the last three years, we’ve delighted seasoned players and new fans alike with the Definitive Editions of Age of Empires, Age of Empires II, and Age of Empires III: projects which were made possible thanks to the feedback and passion of the community,” the statement read. Now, however, “a new era” is coming.
A “limited-time digital experience” will be available on the Age of Empires website for one week following the reveal. Check out the Age of Empires: Fan Preview’s trailer below.
Age of Empires 4 has been a long time coming
Fans have patiently waited for years to hear news about Age of Empires 4. Microsoft first revealed the game back in 2017 with a brief trailer. At the time, fans knew little about the game, except that Relic Entertainment would develop it. Since then, it’s been relatively quiet on the Age of Empires 4 front. A gameplay trailer back in 2019 showed a battle between the English and Mongolian factions and announced World’s Edge as the developer.
Age of Empires 4 news has been lacking, but the Definitive Editions received their fair share of updates recently. It seems the developers have worked hard to bring the Definitive Editions to perfection. Now, it’s time to refocus attention on the newest installment.