Just before the end of the year there is a new status update for the real-time strategy game Age of Empires 4 – with good news. Because the Relic Entertainment studio has recently reached an important milestone in its development. Accordingly, all essential functions have now been built in, so that the status "feature complete" has been achieved.

That comes from a report by Shannon Loftis, who works on the Xbox team at Microsoft. She reached out to the community to take a look at 2020 – with a focus on the Age of Empires brand. So she not only talks about the release of Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition, but also about Age of Empires 4. (buy now € 29.00 ) Among other things, she stated:

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"RTS development is fun. It takes a while to develop the separate systems (AI, economy, simulation, rendering, etc.) and after that it takes a while to come together. But when it is done, you have suddenly a game – a game that still needs debugging, balancing and tweaking. But the core of the game that you know you will get out there. And the best part is that it feels like an age- of Empires game feels like. "

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However, Shannon Loftis did not get any further details about Age of Empires 4. For example, there is still no specific release date for the real-time strategy game. It is currently only known that the publication will in all probability take place in the course of 2021.

Source: Microsoft

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