E3 2017: Age of Empires Definitive Edition Announced

Posted June 13, 2017

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is remaster that includes a new soundtrack, sharper visuals, and a swathe of bug fixes and features that include improved path finding and a modern UI.

We'll find out what that is down the line but what are your thoughts on Age of Empires: Definitive Edition?

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is, as you'd expect, a remastered version of the very first Age of Empires game. Microsoft have announced during the PC Gaming show at E3 2017 that they will be bringing Age of Empires bang up to date. New zoom levels have also been added, letting you get a true birds-eye view of your battles. It's redone how lobbies work, and there's now a friend system as a result of its use of Xbox Live. It was followed up by Age of Empires 2 and 3, plus a few spin-off games like Age of Mythology, and altogether the series sold some 20 million copies.

It's a lovely piece of nostalgia, and it'll be interesting to see if Microsoft is holding any other exciting announcements before the game launches.

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In total, there are seven "Age of Empires" games, with three spinoff titles as well.

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