Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Goes F2P

The other news from the Age of Empires New Year, New Age show is word that Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is now free-to-play on Steam. For those who already own this, nothing's changed, but for the heathens out there, this gives a chance to sample the game and possibly get hooked. Here's now this works from this page: "Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is launching a new way to play! For the first time, new players can now join the ranks of this historical and stunning RTS experience with a rotating roster of the game’s 16 civilizations which can be played in both single player and multiplayer games FREE of purchase on Steam." Here's the summary of all of today's Age of Empires news:
We on the Age of Empires team want to say a huge thank you to our 50 million players around the world. 2023 was a huge year for our games and our community. We wanted to share a look at what there is to look forward to in 2024 and we’ve just wrapped our New Year, New Age show which did just that. If you watched, thank you for joining us! If you weren’t able to join us live, or you just want a reminder of all the things we covered, here’s a rundown of what’s coming this year.

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition new DLC – Victors and Vanquished – coming March 14th
  • Age of Mythology: Retold coming to Xbox and PC in 2024
  • Age of Empires Mobile first look
  • New Year, New Age Sale with games and DLC up to 50% off
  • Age of Empires IV update and Season 7 coming early Spring
  • New Year, New Age login reward for Age of Empires IV available now
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition free to play now! New DLC coming end of 2024
  • Red Bull Wololo: El Reinado coming later this year