Alongside the launch of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition today, Microsoft have revealed the next step for the franchise. Age of Empires 4 is coming, y’all. Teased absolutely ages ago, it’s being developed by newly founded and named studio World’s Edge, though you’ll note renowned RTS developer Relic Entertainment still get a mention in the trailer.
Update: This has now been clarified to us that World’s Edge and Relic Entertainment are combining forces to develop Age of Empires IV.
We have the tiniest little glimpse of the game, showing off the Mongols and the English battling it out: