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Is Age of Empires 4 coming to Xbox?

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Is Age of Empires 4 coming to Xbox?

Best answer: Our sources suggest that Age of Empires 4 is coming to Xbox. A 2022 reveal is likely, and we're not ruling out a possible launch later this year.

Why Age of Empires 4 isn't on Xbox … yet

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Age of Empires 4 released first on PC, as did its earlier siblings. The Age series has always been about precision pointing and performing as many actions per minute as possible, which translates well to a keyboard and mouse. However, many RTS games have made a smooth transition to the controller, and meanwhile console accessories like the Razer Turret are coming into fashion.

The Age 4 developers stated that they're focusing first on the PC experience. The first major Age of Empires 4 patch of 2022 went out Jan. 19, and there's still a lot of work to be done to get the game in tip-top competitive shape. That doesn't mean there's not also an Xbox version being worked on. The developers never ruled out an Age 4 console version, instead going with a "stay tuned for now" message.

Is Age of Empires 4 coming to Xbox?

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Our sources now suggest that Age of Empires 4 is coming to Xbox. This is in line with the developers' intentionally vague answers when asked about a console version. As for a launch window, the same sources peg 2022 for a possible Age of Empires 4 Xbox reveal. Whether or not the game launches this year as well is unclear, though it's not being ruled out. Whether or not Age of Empires 4 is also made available for competing consoles remains to be seen.

If you're looking to get in on the Age 4 action on PC, you already have access to the game if you're a PC Game Pass subscriber. The game is also available as a standalone title via the Microsoft Store and Steam.

Those who want to enjoy some vintage Age of Empires action on PC can check out the Definitive Edition versions of the first three games, including Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.