Age of Empires 4 Is coming out October 28th, 2021. Very soon. With 8 playable civs and the civs being more asymmetrical than other Age of Empires titles it should be pretty exciting. Having played the closed beta I found the gameplay to be a lot more like Starcraft, and if anyone wants to try there is a technical stress test coming this weekend. September 17th 10 AM PST to September 20th 10 AM PST. Free for anyone install instructions here:
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Considering Blizzard hasn't been updating Starcraft 2 i'm thinking there could be a lot of hope in this coming RTS title. It's a free weekend trial/stess test so I'd recommend everyone to try it out.
They will have access to 4/8 Civs in this stress test
Microsoft has been supporting Age of Empires 2 DE with huge tournaments lately (100k prize pool tournament this weekend actually) and also released AoE 3 Definitive Edition recently too. It seems they're going to support the Age of games once again and since frost giant is years away I know what I'll be trying.
Unfortunately all the content available for the game up until now has been NDA so I cannot share much more about the game until this Friday, and the devs for their game have been awful with marketing and shown literally 0 gameplay. So if you haven't heard much about the game that would be why so far.
Has anyone else looked into Age of Empires 4? Any thoughts?