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Age of Empires IV gameplay may be revealed at X019

Age of Empires IV
Age of Empires IV (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Age of Empires IV is an upcoming strategy game from Xbox Game Studios.
  • There's a countdown timer on the title's website which seems to indicate an imminent announcement.
  • More details will probably be revealed during X019.
  • The title will be available through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

A few years ago, Microsoft announced Age of Empires IV for Windows 10. Unfortunately, we haven't heard much about the game since then. However, it seems like that's about to change. According to a post by famed insider "shinobi602" on Twitter, there's a countdown timer on the Age of Empires IV page which probably ends when X019 begins.

X019 is Microsoft's yearly celebration of gaming, and it takes place in London this year. A lot of new titles are expected to be announced, maybe even the latest projects from Compulsion Games and Obsidian Entertainment. However, only time will tell. Hopefully, Age of Empires IV will get some gameplay footage and a release date.

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What do you think the announcement will be? Let us know. Are you excited for Age of Empires IV as we are?

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

6 Comments
  • I mean.. They will be there and they teased a few times on the Xbox Mixer channel that something is coming for the fans.
  • Any chance of Microsoft acquiring Relic from Sega?
  • Well this is the game I’ve been most excited about for a couple of years now. The big hope is that this will release on Xbox One with keyboard & mouse support. It’s been probably 5 years since I’ve owned a PC, so hoping it’s not exclusive to that platform.
  • I don't mind a XB version as long as it can only be played using mouse and kb.
    I would hate if they designed or made the game with controller compatibility in mind...
  • Just make it xbox compatible, for God's sake
  • Way to state the obvious.
    I mean the headline really doesn't say much.