Age of Empires 4 Goes Gold

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After 16 years of waiting since Age of Empires III, we're exactly one week away from launch. Confirming the news via a blog post, developers Relic Entertainment and World’s Edge revealed that the much-anticipated Age of Empires IV has now gone gold.

Launching on October 28th, that's coming to PC through Steam, the Microsoft Store and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Despite previously being confirmed for Xbox Cloud Gaming via Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, IV appears to be only releasing on PC right now. Sadly, no Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S release is currently planned.

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Age of Empires 4 Goes Gold

Bringing in 4K resolution, Age of Empires 4 features eight separate civilisations, ranging from the Holy Roman Empire to the Delhi Sultanate. Four campaigns are included, alongside naval combat, various new gameplay modes and multiplayer.


Launching on October 28th in most territories, Relic Entertainment's also outlined regional launch times for Age of Empires IV. It won't arrive until the early hours of October 29 for Japan and Australasia, but you can find the full release details above.