http://forums.ageofempires.com/topic/17 ... ed/?page=2
A little bird told me
that Microsoft is very happy with the sales AOE3 is still able to generate.
Because of this, management will further support ESO for AOE3 Online Gameplay beyond 2015 (which was the scheduled date to terminate it)
Microsoft has put together a team (who we are now starting to hear about) to update the current ESO servers which are rather old by today's standards. Servers seem to be built in 2003.
At the moment Microsoft is not able to start production on AoE4..... However management is very aware if the demand for it and will soon hear about it before 2020
Whos laughing now?
AoE4 in 2020.... get rdy