Best answer: There are no plans to bring Age of Empires 4 to consoles, including Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. However, developers have stated that a console version is not ruled out completely.
Why Age of Empires 4 isn't coming to consoles … for now
The real-time strategy (RTS) genre relies heavily on precision pointing and as many actions per minute as possible. This naturally translates to a keyboard and mouse setup. And while keyboard and mouse are becoming more common on consoles — the Razer Turret is a perfect example of high-end console hardware — Age of Empires 4 developers have stated that they're focusing first on PC. The original Age of Empires trilogy has always been a PC-first experience, and for now that's not going to change.
However, there was also a "Stay tuned for now" message that implies Age of Empires 4 on consoles isn't ruled out entirely. We will all have to wait and see whether or not the game spreads to more platforms than just PC.
Age of Empires 4 is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC
If you're looking to get in on the action from the start — the expected release date is Fall 2021 — you'll have access to the game if you're an Xbox Game Pass PC subscriber. The game will also be available via the Microsoft Store and Steam.
Those who want to enjoy some Age of Empires action right now can check out the Definitive Edition versions of the first three games, including Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition.
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