E3 2017: Age Of Empires Remaster Announced

Remastered soundtrack, new gameplay, and more.

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At the PC Gaming Show today, Microsoft announced Age of Empires: Definitive Edition to mark the 20th anniversary of the Age of Empires series. It's a remaster of the original game, featuring new and improved gameplay, Xbox Live-powered multiplayer, and a fully remastered soundtrack. Every asset has been remade, including tilesets and animation. It's got new zoom levels, as well.

Microsoft has modernized the UI; attack-move, control groups, idle villagers button have been added, among other things. It's redone how lobbies work, and there's now a friend system as a result of its use of Xbox Live. The Age of Empires web portal lets you track progress and compare against other players, too.

Adam Isgreen from Microsoft Studios also revealed that there's a beta coming for the game. You can sign up for the beta right now at the game's website. A full launch is slated for later this year.

Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news from E3 2017 all of this week. Other PC Gaming Show reveals included release dates for LawBreakers and Total War: Warhammer II.

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What is the point of this? AoE2 got an HD remaster a couple years ago on Steam, and it is still pretty popular today.

The Wololo intro to this video got me chuckling though.

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I would much rather have an age of empires 4 or a remaster of star wars galactic battlegrounds. They did remaster AOE2 and battlegrounds runs on the same game engine so i figured that would be the next logical step oh well

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I'd rather have a remake of C&C Generals.

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I guess this is the only way we're getting a "new" AoE game.....

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@93ChevyNut: In my opinion, they should of went the extra mile to announce Age of Empires 4....we already have aoe2 HD....

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@armnd29: Precisely.

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@93ChevyNut: Well I watched the conference and they did say that this is only the beggining of the 20th anniversary year, they apparently have more in store for us, so heres hoping for AOE4

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@Acillatem1993: Suhweet!

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yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssss!!!!!!

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Age of empires website crash.

yes, this 20 year old franchise is still insanely popular today.

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Err... wrong video GameSpot, this is for Middle Earth: Shadow of War.

Edit: I can't believe 13 people upvoted this without watching the video or, worse still, didn't realise that this wasn't AoE.

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@gotrekfabian: pfft not suprise, ppl call evil within game is new Resident Evil.

new Metro game as new Fallout..........

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Too bad that teaser was for NOT for AoE.

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