Well...it makes sense with these sudden HD rereleases of previous AoE installments. And do you remember that vague MS´s statement that they are planning AAA games for PC ?
CVG first noticed a Microsoft job listing posted to the company’s careers site. Posted on April 28, it’s looking for a principal software development engineer lead to join Microsoft Game Studios at its headquarters in Redmond Washington. The crucial clue here is that this experienced senior games developer will be working on “a new AAA title within an established and well-loved strategy game franchise.”