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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is officially out, on Xbox Game Pass for PC day one

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What you need to know

  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is the full remaster of the original Age of Empires III, a classic RTS game.
  • This remaster completes the Definitive Edition trilogy, a remaster of all three Age of Empires games.
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is officially out, meaning anyone can visit this lovingly remastered title.
  • The game is available on the Microsoft Store, Steam, and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is a thoughtful and masterful remaster of a popular RTS classic, and per our review the game stands a great chance of joining the list of best games available on Xbox Game Pass for PC. If you were waiting for an opportunity to play the beautiful conclusion to the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition trilogy, then you're in luck, as Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is officially releasing worldwide today (opens in new tab).

Players who jump into Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition will be able to enjoy beautiful visuals at a crispy 4K resolution, including ultrawide monitor support, completely rebuilt assets and textures, an enhanced soundtrack and audio, redone cinematics and cutscenes, improved AI, redesigned UI, and so much more that not only makes Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition a faithful remaster, but also builds upon the original in so many ways. Beyond the improvements to the base game, you also get all the DLC from the original, and two all-new civilizations that never appeared in the original release.

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition brings a ton to the already-great original, and it's now available for purchase and play to everyone. You can grab Age of Empires III: DE on Steam, the Microsoft Store, or through Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That's right, like with other first-party Microsoft titles, Age of Empires III: DE is available on Game Pass day one.

Zachary Boddy
Zachary Boddy

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.