Age of Empires news set for Inside Xbox this March

Microsoft has discussed fresh news ahead of Age of Empires, its iconic real-time strategy (RTS) series for PC. As Age of Empires Definitive Edition hits its first anniversary on Windows 10, a new blog post dives into its eighth update, alongside tease of an Inside Xbox debut.

Detailed via its Update 8 changelog, Microsoft is promising "exciting announcements" during next month's installment of the monthly live show.

Age of Empires will have a segment on Inside Xbox in March! Make sure to tune in here when we go live, because we're going to have some very exciting announcements!

There's no shortage of speculation, with Age of Empires entering its second year on the market and development of Relic Entertainment's Age of Empires IV underway. While the series' rumored Xbox debut could prove promising, the Xbox platform now also extends to Windows 10, making Inside Xbox a fitting setting to host news of its fourth PC-exclusive installment.

Microsoft is yet to commit to a formal date for Inside Xbox this March. Expect more details in the weeks ahead, alongside the show's full schedule.

Matt Brown

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  • "While the series' Xbox debut could prove promising, the Xbox platform now extends to Windows 10, serving as an ideal setting to host its fourth PC installment." What? It's only been announced for Windows 10, not Xbox One.
  • You misread that - I've reworked that sentence to make things a little clearer :)
  • Ha I don't think an Xbox version is rumoured though is it? There was Gears Tactics listed as having Razer keyboard support on Xbox, but it then got taken off the list... but I don't think there's been any hints at AoE.
  • I hope it comes to Xbox. I love Age of Empires, and would love to play AoE IV. But I don't own a PC, and probably never will. I only have an Xbox. It would make sense to release it with keyboard and mouse support.
  • As long as they don't change the game and try to include controller support.
  • Yea, and that may be the sticking point. Let's say Microsoft wanted to offer this game on the Xbox, but only with Keyboard & Mouse support. I can see potential issues with people buying it not understanding that. It's going to be a tricky item to address, but I'm hopeful they can.
  • If these games were on another store, even Origin I would grab them.... The Windows Store is useless.
  • That makes no sense. If it's a Windows app, why would you not buy it off the Windows store?
  • Finally!! I don't usually care about inside xbox because I feel it's mostly marketing bs but this time I'll look forward for this segment. I've been dying for more AOE IV news. In 2017, Spencer said they won't announce games too early and I think he even talked about announcing games 18 months before launch, so I'm hoping they are going to announce a release date soon...
  • Holy cow. Hell yes. Age Of Empires on Xbox, and it will be free on Gamepass. It's Xbox Game Studios. I love MS right now. Bring it on!!!!!
  • What are you talking about Richard Loveridge??