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Relic Announced as the developer for Age of Empires IV with the following post on their web site  

1997 gave us two things that shaped who we are today: the start of Relic Entertainment; and a then-newly released game called Age of Empires. It’s no secret that we’re the biggest fans of RTS games and, over the years, we’ve spent countless hours building empires and taking to battle. 

We wonder what our team would have said way back then, if someone told us that Relic would eventually partner with Microsoft Studios to make the next game in that legendary series. Something tells us we might have been just determined enough to think, “yeah, of course we will!” 

Now that the dream has become a reality with the announcement of Age of Empires IV, we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the legacy. We can’t wait to tap into our strengths as a studio to fuse historical context with deep strategic gameplay, and to bring this franchise back to the forefront of gaming and into the hands of its beloved community. 

Haven’t seen the reveal trailer yet? Check it out here: 

We look forward to sharing with you more details in the months to come. For now, just know we are beyond excited to be working on the next entry into the legendary franchise. 

To stay up to date on the latest news, head over to the Age of Empires forums here.


Official Release Date

Release Date

Age of Empires 4 is currently scheduled on Thursday 28th October 2021 for PC via Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC.

It has been just over a decade since the last Age of Empires was released. It has been a long wait but it finally has a release date and you can now pre-order the game.


It’s been confirmed that there will be eight civilisations for Age of Empires IV at launch. 

  • English
  • Mongols
  • Chinese
  • Delhi Sultanate
  • Abbasid Dynasty
  • French
  • Holy Roman Empire
  • Rus