Age of Empires IV in October

Microsoft announces Age of Empires IV will arrive on October 28th, offering a return to the venerable real-time strategy series. This will come to Windows via the Xbox Store and Steam, and each is now accepting pre-purchases. It will also feature on the Xbox Game Pass. A new Official Trailer featuring gameplay reveals the Abbasid Dynasty and the French as two more playable civilizations. Here's word on the game and its preorder bonuses:
One of the most beloved real-time strategy games returns to glory with Age of Empires IV on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows Store, and Steam, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation.

Choose your path to greatness with 8 diverse civilizations, 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that include legendary historical figures, user generated content tools for custom games, 8 player multiplayer modes, and a tutorial system and story mode designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success.