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20 Aug 2019, 22:32

https://www.pcgamesinsider.biz/news/695 ... ing-on-ip/

The newly-announced Age of Empires studio headed up by Shannon Loftis at Microsoft isn't directly making games, but instead is more of a production outfit overseeing other studios' work on the IP.

Isgreen says that Australia's Tantalus Media is working on Age of Empires III Definitive Edition, too.


https://www.tantalus.com.au/
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20 Aug 2019, 22:39

They released Sonic Mania which was op. Lets hope they deliver with aoe3 de.
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21 Aug 2019, 00:18

They are also co-developers of AoEDE and AoE2DE.
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21 Aug 2019, 02:08

>Shannon Loftis

She's a "communications, media and monetisation" handler. :dry:

Tantalus sounds tantalising, though.
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21 Aug 2019, 07:00

AoE4 with skins would be fine as long as the base game is good
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21 Aug 2019, 10:52

Seems unfortunate that there are now 3 different companies working on the franchise, with Forgotten Empires, Relic, and Tantalus. For a coherent vision it would have been nice to have one company work on the entire series.

My guess is that FE wasn't big enough to do it, and not experienced enough to build a wholly new game from the ground up. Meanwhile Relic probably wasn't interested in dealing with the legacy games, so MS had to find another company for AoE3:DE.
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21 Aug 2019, 11:39

Thrar wrote:Seems unfortunate that there are now 3 different companies working on the franchise, with Forgotten Empires, Relic, and Tantalus. For a coherent vision it would have been nice to have one company work on the entire series.

My guess is that FE wasn't big enough to do it, and not experienced enough to build a wholly new game from the ground up. Meanwhile Relic probably wasn't interested in dealing with the legacy games, so MS had to find another company for AoE3:DE.

Isnt this age of empires studios mentioned in the article there to ensure a coherent vision then?
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21 Aug 2019, 11:56

Honestly Tantalus seems like a good choice, they have a background in making remasters of games.
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21 Aug 2019, 13:19

Thrar wrote:Seems unfortunate that there are now 3 different companies working on the franchise, with Forgotten Empires, Relic, and Tantalus.

You're forgetting SkyBox Labs and Wicked Witch. Although SkyBox may be gone for good now, after AoE1 (not sure).

Technically there's also MS itself (aka Xbox Game Studios), though it was explained they are only coordinating stuff and not actually developing anything.
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25 Aug 2019, 21:26

And EAGLEMUT industries on EP
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25 Aug 2019, 21:46

finally some news, I've been waiting for it for a long time!
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25 Aug 2019, 22:00

this is good news and good for aoe
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25 Aug 2019, 22:01

Garja wrote:They released Sonic Mania which was op. Lets hope they deliver with aoe3 de.

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