What you need to know
- Age of Empires is a cult classic series that has enthralled gamers for years.
- Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is coming to PC on November 14.
- It looks like Microsoft wants to port the game to Xbox One.
- The game will be part of Xbox Game Pass at launch just other Microsoft Exclusives.
Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is a remastered version of the cult classic that launched all those years ago. It's coming out on November 14 for PC, the same day X019 takes place in London. It features a lot of behind-the-scenes refinements that should make it a treat to play on modern machines.
According to a report by Twinfinite, Age of Empires 2 may be coming to Xbox down the line. At Gamescom 2019, the team managed to speak with the game's Creative Director Adam Isgreen. When asked about whether the title could come to consoles, he said the following.
Hopefully, Isgreen and his team will be able to figure out a control scheme for consoles. Games like Ancestors Legacy and Cities: Skylines work really well on consoles, so emulating them would serve the project well. Age of Empires needs to come to Xbox because console gamers have been demanding it for years!
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