Microsoft has announced at E3 2017 that it is remastering the first title in the Age of Empires series twenty years after its initial release. Dubbed Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, the version will include upgraded 4K graphics, improved gameplay, new soundtrack, and much more.
While Microsoft rolled out an HD version of Age of Empires II, this is the first time the company is tackling a remaster of the first title in the real-time-strategy series. Here’s the breakdown of all the new features coming to Age of Empires: Definitive Edition:
We have put a ton of cool new stuff in this 4K remastered version of our original game. Including all upgraded art assets, completely new narration throughout, and hundreds of new and rebuilt sound effects! The game will include single player and multiplayer modes, as well as a classic mode for when you just need to get the look and feel of that good ol’ AoE!
Players will experience Age of Empires at its best ever: the original base game along with the Rise of Rome expansion, all with enhanced gameplay and narration, 16 civilizations to explore and 10 campaigns to conquer.
The game will be available later this year, but you can sign up for a closed beta right now.