Age of Empires II

What you need to know

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is coming out on November 14.
  • Microsoft just released an infographic with the worldwide launch times.
  • Age of Empires IV gameplay will be revealed tomorrow to celebrate the launch.
  • You can play Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition through Xbox Game Pass.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition launches tomorrow, November 14 in a number of different countries. Since the title goes live at roughly the same time, Xbox Game Studios released a handy infographic showcasing exactly when you'll be able to get your hands on the title.

For example, the game launches at 11 AM ET on the American East Coast, but 4 PM GMT in the United Kingdom. There's even a handy converted available on the website to help you figure out the time. There's also another surprise in store for gamers. Tomorrow, Age of Empires IV gameplay should be revealed to almost celebrate Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition's launch.

Buy one Galaxy S10 or Note 10 and get one free at Verizon

In Windows Central's review, Cale Hunt wrote, "Even with the issues I mentioned at the top of mind, I can't wait to jump back into Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and continue uncovering the smaller changes that I've yet to see. It's a true update to one of the greatest RTS games ever made, and it's never been more enjoyable to play."

As always, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition will be available on the Microsoft Store and Steam. However, it's also part of Xbox Game Pass for PC. You just need to subscribe for $10 a month and you'll be able to play the game. Since it's an Xbox Game Studios project, it'll be a part of Xbox Game Pass forever.

Best of the best

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in one

Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over a hundred games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends. Right now, you can purchase a three-month subscription for $45 through Amazon.

We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.