Age of Empires: Definitive Edition out in February, multiplayer beta will open up to more players

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 18 January 2018 20:12 GMT

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition have been given a mid-February release date for Windows 10 PCs.

Microsoft announced today it will release Age of Empires: Definitive Edition worldwide on February 20.

The game will run you $19.99/£14.99 or the regional equivalent.

It was also announced the multiplayer beta would become open to more players worldwide starting January 29.

Originally slated for release on October 19last year, the game was delayed less than week before it was set to arrive.

The team behind the game said it needed more development time, and extended the closed beta which kicked off in August 2017.



Assets for Age of Empires: Definitive Edition have been completely rebuilt to make it shine in 4K, and the original soundtrack was re-recorded with a new orchestral score. It has also received quality of life improvements.

The campaign and scenario editor has been enhanced,  campaign narration for every mission has been added, and the game can be played online with Xbox Live or LAN.

You can still sign up for the multiplayer beta through the official Age of Empires website.

And don’t forget: Definitive Editions for Age of Empires 2 and 3 are also part of the development schedule alongside Age of Empires 4. The latter is being developed by Relic Entertainment.

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