Age of Empires 4 is a computer game in the genre of real-time strategy (RTS) for Windows, the 4th in a popular series of Age of Empires. Developer Age of Empires 4 – Canadian studio Relic Entertainment, publisher – Microsoft Studios.
Age of Empires 4 finally got more news. Since the announcement in 2017, developer Relic Entertainment has been silent about the next title in the classic franchise. In a special Gamescom 2017 event, the studio revealed several details about the fourth game of Age of Empires, such as updated graphics, gameplay improvements, and a new way of presentation during the campaign mode. The release date of Age of Empires 4 is October 28, 2021.
Age of Empires 4 Plot
According to the developers, Age of Empires 4 seeks to unite the best of previous games in the series. Mechanically, the title draws inspiration from “Age of Empires 2.” But some of the mechanics of Age of Empires 3 may reuse in the new title. The producers ensure that the release brings the traditional formula of the franchise, so the promise is that veterans will be satisfied. However, the game is also being developed in a way that will attract new fans to the series.
Age of Empires 4 Gameplay
The gameplay of Age of Empires 4 is being developed based on feedback from fans of the franchise. As a result, the development team is modifying some aspects; while adding other details to make the experience even better.
Terrains have a greater influence at the time of combat, with different types of locations being confirmed by the developers. It is significant to mention that there are not only plains – many places that contain elevations are available. This new terrain type serves as a way to make players rethink their strategies.
Naval battles are one of the biggest news in the title. There is still not much detail on how they will happen. But it will be possible to invade kingdoms and even duel against other ships.
Finally, there was confirmation that each civilization has its own advantages and disadvantages relative to each other. Unique buildings are available, as are cities with unique mechanics. Heroes return to the title. However, they are a little weaker compared to previous games. It was done to balance the game in a way that players don’t abuse these special units.
Age of Empires 4 Graphics
The graphics should bring a high readjustment compared to other games in the series. The visuals now look a little more cartoony, but they’re still simple. According to the developers, the decision to use this art style is to make the game work on less powerful machines. That way, more people can try the title without having to invest in a more powerful Machine.
The new graphics also helped a lot with the feeling of time evolution. Each build in the game is unique and has a unique look according to the activated era. Relic’s art team says there will be plenty of textures, and a few will be reused.