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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Next Month; Beta Expanding

Major Nelson announces the Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition will launch on February 20th, offering Windows 10 users the chance to revisit the real-time strategy classic. As the following states, they are also opening up the multiplayer beta to more players at the end of this month:

Adam Isgreen, Creative Director at Microsoft Studios, shares details about the upcoming launch of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, releasing February 20th on Windows 10 PC.

When we set out to create the Definitive Edition of the original Age of Empires, our goal was to deliver the best possible version of this classic, from a top notch audio-visual presentation to multiplayer to core game systems. Everything needed to be as good as you remembered it (or better!) to deliver a compelling RTS experience 20 years after its original release.

and that took us a bit longer than wed originally planned. But, it was important for the team to treat the Age of Empires franchise with the respect it deserves, so we took the time we needed to get features like attack-move and the improved minimap exactly right, and even added things like an in-game tech tree (how did we survive 1997 without that?) that we hope fans will love.

And now Im happy to announce that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is launching on February 20 worldwide for Windows 10 PCs at $19.99 USD.

For this Definitive Edition, weve made improvements like:

  • Completely rebuilding assets for a modern 4K presentation
  • Letting you play online with Xbox LIVE (in addition to LAN play)
  • Re-recorded the original soundtrack with a new orchestral score
  • Adding campaign narration for every mission
  • Enhancing the campaign and scenario editor, which allows anyone to make original custom campaigns for the game, by letting players easily share them with other players around the world via AgeOfEmpires.com

The above and more outline the many quality of life gameplay improvements weve added all while retaining the original feel and unique gameplay that made Age of Empires so special for so many.

To celebrate this announce, were also opening up the multiplayer beta to more players worldwide starting January 29 so everyone can get a taste of the game for free before it launches on February 20. You can find more information on the beta and sign up for it at AgeOfEmpires.com.

Were excited to get Age of Empires: Definitive Edition into the hands of players this February and we thank you for your patience while we put the finishing touches on it!

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2. Re: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Next Month; Beta Expanding Jan 20, 2018, 00:28 YourNick
 
Hopefully they have the midi music as well, it was pretty good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRNVV4hi5Rw&list=PL3F212CF8234DB04E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpTjmjWbKu0

Good graphical comparison here
https://www.ageofempires.com/games/aoe/
 
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1. Re: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Next Month; Beta Expanding Jan 18, 2018, 22:42 Task
 
The original games came with a reference card, that was how we survived without in-game tech tree yo.  
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