After a principally quiet 2020 for Age of Empires 4, we’ve been given a sliver of information on the strategy game. The sequel is in a playable state, and at the moment present process heaps of debugging and tweaking.

“I don’t want to make you jealous, but we are literally playing this game every single day – both in Washington and in Vancouver,” Shannon Loftis, normal supervisor of World’s Edge Studio, writes in a year-end review. “RTS development is funny: it takes a while to build the separate systems (AI, economy, sim, rendering, etc), and then it takes a while for them to come together. But when they do, you suddenly have a game – a game that needs debugging and balance and polish – but the core of the game that you know you’re going to ship.”

The long-awaited subsequent mainline Age of Empires was introduced again in 2017. In 2019, World’s Edge was revealed because the studio that might be dealing with the longer term of the medieval games inside Microsoft, as Tantalus Media and Forgotten Realms managed the definitive editions, and this is probably the most substantial information since.

Fans of the sequence have been hardly left wanting in 2020, thoughts, on condition that Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition was released, and Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition received some substantial updates. Shannon mentions that migrating from workplace to house amid the continued pandemic hasn’t been simple, however says the sport is nonetheless on observe, although no point out of a launch window.

Here’s the gameplay trailer from 2019:

It is probably not the Age of Empires 4 release date we’re hoping for, however it’s one thing, and we’ll hold you knowledgeable of the upcoming game as we transfer into 2021.