Age of Empires 2 and 4 heading to Xbox next year

Posted on October 26, 2022

During the Age of Empires 25th Anniversary Broadcast, it’s been revealed that Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition will launch on Xbox consoles on January 31, 2023, while Age of Empires 4 will follow later in the same year.

Additionally,¬†Age of Mythology Retold, a definitive edition of the original 2002 Age of Mythology, is also on the way. The game is currently in development with “updated graphics, features and more”, but that’s all we have to go on so far.

Age of Empires on mobile also got some spotlight during the broadcast, with the promise of more to share in the not-too-distant future. Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition is also out today alongside a season 3 anniversary update with new civilizations, challenges, achievements, and features.

In our review of Age of Empires 4, we said: Age of Empires IV delivers an absolute feast for strategy fans, offering several gameplay modes, a beautifully crafted story campaign, and stunning visuals. It may not come with a ground-breaking overhaul when it comes to its gameplay mechanics, but it does stay true to the tried and tested classic gameplay formula, which is sure to delight both old and new fans of the franchise.

As a genre, RTS’s don’t often translate particularly well to console, but we’re curious to give it a shot for ourselves across the classic Age of Empires 2 and of course the much more recent Age of Empires 4 next year.