At the Gamescom 2023 opening night event, the long-awaited Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition has finally arrived on Xbox One and Series X|S game consoles. Along with this exciting news, the game will also be available to Game Pass Ultimate subscribers via Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The console version of Age of Empires 4 enriches the gaming experience by fully supporting controllers to coordinate your units, gather resources and engage in battle. “Discover innovative ways to play this beloved classic of strategy games, with optimizations for the Xbox controller, a custom user interface, and tutorials tailored for new players,” Microsoft said. Also, console players can enjoy the game using mouse and keyboard if they wish.
Developed by Relic Entertainment, Age of Empires 4 was first released for PC on October 28, 2021. The game offers four single-player stories, taking real-time strategy lovers to the early medieval times. These stories are enriched with documentary-style videos and describe various historical events and technologies. Also for multiplayer game lovers, the game has a competitive side and features 10 different civilizations with unique units, technologies and special abilities.
The great news for those who already own the PC version is that it offers a free upgrade to the Xbox version, as Age of Empires 4 is available as an Xbox Play Anywhere game. Finally, Game Pass subscribers will be able to easily join this exciting strategy game when the game is released. This looks like it will be an unforgettable experience for Age of Empires fans.