Age of Empires 4 devs are looking into an Xbox console version

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What you need to know

  • Age of Empires 4 from World's Edge and Relic Entertainment is currently available on PC.
  • In an interview, World's Edge creative director Adam Isgreen indicated that the developers will look into an Xbox console version shortly.
  • Some other Xbox Game Studios titles, like Gears Tactics and Flight Simulator, launched on PC before coming to console.

Age of Empires 4, the latest entry in the long-running real-time strategy franchise, is now available on PC. The game was developed as a collaboration between Xbox first-party team World's Edge and Sega-owned Relic Entertainment. While PC players are already enjoying the clash of various historical factions, there's no console version, so anyone on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or Xbox One is still waiting for a console-based Age of Empires experience.

It appears those fans shouldn't lose hope just yet. In an interview with (as shared by @Klobrille on Twitter) that took place a few days before the launch of the game, World's Edge creative director Adam Isgreen shared some hope for fans wanting to see an Xbox console version of Age of Empires 4.

"As soon as we finish managing the game's PC release, we'll start thinking about how to make the game run on consoles. We don't have any final plans yet, but now we're really going to start thinking about it," Isgreen explained.

Age of Empires 4 isn't the first title from Xbox Game Studios to arrive on PC first, with turn-based strategy game Gears Tactics and Flight Simulator also launching PC several months to a year before the console version.

Samuel Tolbert
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