World’s Edge took advantage of the end of the year and published a new post in its forum. The guarantor for the development of the Age of Empires license therefore took the time to thank the gaming community and to remember some important events of the past year. Among these, the author returns in particular to the Definitive Edition of the second and third opus, but also to the next Age of Empires IV. And the latter is progressing very well according to World’s Edge, as it is already playable internally!
A rich year for Age of Empires
Of course, the team first welcomes players from all over the world. The interactions between the developers and the Age of Empires community are indeed central to the creative process of the license, and World’s Edge emphasizes their quality. That’s why The Definitive Edition of Age of Empires II has been updated with new game modes, new content, and an upcoming DLC.
Age of Empires III Definitive Edition is also mentioned. The game’s launch last October was a success and this time the author focuses on the indigenous interlocutors. Indeed, this work has benefited from many additions and corrections compared to the original episode, and in particular from the treatment of different civilizations. The peoples of America have therefore received special attention and exchanges with their representatives have enabled them to be treated more authentically.
Age of Empires IV in 2021 … and announcements?
On the Age of Empires IV side, World’s Edge confirms that development is progressing well, very well in fact. The game is indeed playable and appears to be in a relatively advanced production stage. AI systems, economics or even global rendering have been developed and we now have to let the whole thing live together. Concrete, Relic Entertainment, the developer of the game, is in the process of tweaking, adjusting, balancing, and debugging Age of Empires IV.
And then ? Well World’s Edge teams are already working on new projects! It’s hard to imagine at the moment what they will be made of, but everything indicates that we should learn more in the months ahead. Fifth work? New experiences? Nothing is certain at the moment and everything is possible. Still, the Definitive Edition and this future Age of Empires IV will benefit from various updates and new content over the months. This is enough to keep developers and gamers busy while they wait for the rest of the festivities!