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


Age of Empires 4 will have four campaigns, consisting of a total of 35 missions. The four confirmed campaigns are:

  • Norman 
  • 100 years war 
  • Mongols
  • Rus

Instead of focusing on the life of one historical figure, Age of Empires IV campaigns will span generations, covering multiple people, and will serve the historical context in a more documentary-style format.

According to Adam Isgreen, there is going to be around three hours worth of footage that will supplement the campaign missions, a lot of it using live footage from real-world locations with superimposed graphics in the style of the game, but also other types of video content as well that they’re not talking about right now.


The ages

The ages have been confirmed to be: Dark Age, the Feudal Age, the Castle Age, and the Imperial Age. Naval combat has been confirmed, and the ‘age-up mechanics from Age of Empires 3 have been incorporated into Age of Empires 4’s design.

Unit Capped 

Units will be capped at around 200 per player. In an eight-player multiplayer match, this will mean you can have a maximum of 1600 units all fighting over the same space.

Maps and Environment

The game will be fully 3D, with more realistic environments that show more pronounced elevation, and forests that will allow units to hide in for ambush tactics. The maps will also be procedural.

Last modified onSaturday, 21 August 2021 12:15


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