E3 2017: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition announced

Posted on June 13, 2017

The original Age of Empires will be receiveing a remaster  that will offer upgraded 4K graphics and improved gameplay, Microsoft announced during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2017. “We have redone every single asset,” said Adam Isgreen, creative director at Microsoft Studios.

Microsoft is updating the game for 2017 with a modernized interface and gameplay refinements. In addition, Isgreen stated, “We’ve re-orchestrated and re-recorded the entire soundtrack to the game” with a symphony.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will include all the civilizations from the original game and from its Rise of Rome expansion, which was released back in 1998. The game will also offer “the good old campaigns with proper spit and polish,” as well as a Classic Mode for “the original 1997 experience,” according to Forgotten Empires.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is coming to Windows PC later this year. Interested parties can sign up for a multiplayer beta today at the games website.