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19 Jan 2018, 17:37

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will come out on PC on Feb. 20, Microsoft says

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New minimap, new narration, new tech trees

Microsoft says that it needed the extra time to bring the game up to 2018 standards. That means things like an improved minimap and in-game tech tree, re-recording the soundtrack with a full orchestra, and campaign narration on every single-player mode.

Other improvements include LAN play and online play through Xbox Live, a re-recorded soundtrack that features a “new orchestral score,” and added campaign narration. Players will also find that the campaign and scenario editor has been improved for this release, so if that was a big draw for you in the original, you’ll be able to revisit that aspect in the Definitive Edition. You’ll even be able to share your creations on Age of Empires‘ official website, giving other players a chance to check them out.

While Age of Empires II HD is available through Steam, it sounds like this re-release of the original will be a Windows Store-only affair. There are numerous things that point toward this, such as Xbox Live multiplayer and the fact that Microsoft says Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will be available only for Windows 10 PCs.

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http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture ... e-edition/
https://www.slashgear.com/age-of-empire ... -19516403/
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19 Jan 2018, 17:53

looks sick!
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19 Jan 2018, 18:16

I can't wait for Aoe 3 definitive Edition :( , there is a lot of stuff that have to be fixed, like the shitty online system that they use.
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19 Jan 2018, 18:31

I played the beta a bit but iirc I signed an NDA so I can't really share my thoughts.
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19 Jan 2018, 19:02

Looks like shit – but what kind?
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19 Jan 2018, 19:22

Why aren't there any people who buy a copy of the game in a shop?
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19 Jan 2018, 20:16

kami_ryu wrote:I played the beta a bit but iirc I signed an NDA so I can't really share my thoughts.

I signed up to be a tester for AOE IV and AOE3:DE, but I kept getting polls and invitations to playtest AOE:DE. I'm not sure if the Microsoft team is playing dumb here or they are being genuinely obnoxious. If I signed up to be a beta tester for AOE IV and AOE3:DE, but not AOE:DE, why would they send me invitations to playtest AOE:DE. :huh:

These things reminds me why many people hate Microsoft for their predatory advertising and marketing techniques, not to mention data-gathering ones.
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19 Jan 2018, 21:31

kami_ryu wrote:I played the beta a bit but iirc I signed an NDA so I can't really share my thoughts.

Same, but I can't remember that I signed a NDA. :hmm: :lol:
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19 Jan 2018, 22:54

what's the point of 4k tho
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19 Jan 2018, 22:59

Gonna need 16GB RAM to play in 4k like this :hmm:
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19 Jan 2018, 23:12

:huh: only thing gonna tickle me, is ago3 rm, and age4, the rest you may enjoy, without myself :ugeek:
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19 Jan 2018, 23:24

I've spoken with some people who are in the beta and they don't seem very excited about it... But we'll see, hopefully it will be a pleasant surprise
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19 Jan 2018, 23:43

Well aoe1 pretty disappointing anyway to me. Aoe2 too tbh. Let's hope aoe3de will be cool and bring new people.
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20 Jan 2018, 00:18

I wonder if the Windows 10 and Xbox Live requirements will limit adoption of AoE 3 DE
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20 Jan 2018, 00:47

fightinfrenchman wrote:I wonder if the Windows 10 and Xbox Live requirements will limit adoption of AoE 3 DE


I hope they dont make aoe4 as the new aoeo as a flagship of "hey, come to our new platform, there is TWO games available here! And it only to some people it makes your windows permanently crash!"
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Dolan wrote:
kami_ryu wrote:I played the beta a bit but iirc I signed an NDA so I can't really share my thoughts.

I signed up to be a tester for AOE IV and AOE3:DE, but I kept getting polls and invitations to playtest AOE:DE. I'm not sure if the Microsoft team is playing dumb here or they are being genuinely obnoxious. If I signed up to be a beta tester for AOE IV and AOE3:DE, but not AOE:DE, why would they send me invitations to playtest AOE:DE. :huh:


These things reminds me why many people hate Microsoft for their predatory advertising and marketing techniques, not to mention data-gathering ones.



Where do you sign up for these betas?
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Sub0Winters wrote:
Dolan wrote:
kami_ryu wrote:I played the beta a bit but iirc I signed an NDA so I can't really share my thoughts.

I signed up to be a tester for AOE IV and AOE3:DE, but I kept getting polls and invitations to playtest AOE:DE. I'm not sure if the Microsoft team is playing dumb here or they are being genuinely obnoxious. If I signed up to be a beta tester for AOE IV and AOE3:DE, but not AOE:DE, why would they send me invitations to playtest AOE:DE. :huh:


These things reminds me why many people hate Microsoft for their predatory advertising and marketing techniques, not to mention data-gathering ones.



Where do you sign up for these betas?

You sign up on either the website of aoe, or you sign up for xbox insider program:
https://www.ageofempires.com/age-insider-information/#
https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one ... er-program
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20 Jan 2018, 03:21

Man I wuz being bad at aoe my apm was 2 or 3 then I picked up XBOX TECHNOLOGY controller and my apm 300 or more now my eyez were hurting after 20 minutes game time now in 4K TECHNOLOGY it's fixed my eyesite don't even need glasses NEmore I'm gud at aoe again Gee thanx Gates for discovering the platform RTS iz made fore you saved my life.
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20 Jan 2018, 03:23

lol this shit is like having minecraft in 4k like if the graphics of the game are shit its gonna look like shit in 480p or in 16k
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20 Jan 2018, 10:48

SirCallen wrote:Man I wuz being bad at aoe my apm was 2 or 3 then I picked up XBOX TECHNOLOGY controller and my apm 300 or more now my eyez were hurting after 20 minutes game time now in 4K TECHNOLOGY it's fixed my eyesite don't even need glasses NEmore I'm gud at aoe again Gee thanx Gates for discovering the platform RTS iz made fore you saved my life.

I disagree. I prefer to use Wii to play RTS. You should try it, quality experience ;)
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Garja wrote:Well aoe1 pretty disappointing anyway to me. Aoe2 too tbh. Let's hope aoe3de will be cool and bring new people.

Aoe2 > aoe3. But the graphic is ugly, too much ugly. Aoe2 hd can't support a gaming Monitor, that's really sux
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20 Jan 2018, 17:11

aoe2 is quite repetitive.
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Garja wrote:Well aoe1 pretty disappointing anyway to me. Aoe2 too tbh. Let's hope aoe3de will be cool and bring new people.

What would be a great aoe3DE to us (balance patch, no moesbar hacks, updated ESO) would seem really disappointing to someone that's not playing aoe3. I suspect it might be the same for the aoe1 and aoe2 DE's.
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20 Jan 2018, 17:36

I would be fine with just net and hardware usage improvements.
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20 Jan 2018, 17:38

Odux wrote:
Garja wrote:Well aoe1 pretty disappointing anyway to me. Aoe2 too tbh. Let's hope aoe3de will be cool and bring new people.

Aoe2 > aoe3. But the graphic is ugly, too much ugly. Aoe2 hd can't support a gaming Monitor, that's really sux


I really don't see any reasons why AoE2 would be better than AoE3, except for the nostalgic feelings you get when playing it I guess

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