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Welcome to the Age of Empires Insider Program signup! By completing the survey below, you will join the Age Insiders and unlock access to several exclusive benefits:
To join the Age of Empires Insider Program, you must meet the following requirements:
Note that you will want to complete the survey on the PC that you will use to participate in playtesting, if you are selected. The survey will ask for information about your PC so we can troubleshoot issues and optimize the game for different specifications. Please be sure to complete the survey on the computer you intend to use to play the game.
Thank you for choosing to participate in the Age of Empires video game (“Game”) Insider Program (“Program”)! By registering for the Program, you’re attesting that you’re eligible and willing to access and participate in previewing new updates to the Age of Empires franchise: including early testing of the Game and any associated promotional and communication materials (collectively, the “Materials”) before they are rolled out to the general public, as well as the providing of feedback via web surveys, forums and other electronic means.
You may be invited, at Microsoft’s discretion to download early versions of the Game and participate in playtesting opportunities known as “flights.” Access to the early versions of the Game, playtesting phases, and the associated services will occur at Microsoft’s discretion. Any times will be published on the ageofempires.com website. These testing phases include experimental and early pre-release software, which means that you may experience occasional crashes and data loss. Some Xbox Live features may not work correctly. Since this Game is pre-release code, we cannot provide customer service in the traditional sense. However, data and Feedback as you play and enjoy the Game will help us improve and enhance the final product.
The Microsoft Services Agreement and Privacy Statement apply to your participation in this Program. You will need to login with your Xbox Live account, and will utilize your Gamertag as your alias on the Insider site and forum.
The Program is open worldwide to individual persons who are 18 years and older at the time of enrollment and have a Microsoft account (“MSA”). Void where prohibited by law.
To enroll in the Program, visit the Age of Empires site (https://ageofempires.com) and follow the instructions (if any further are given) for registration.
You acknowledge that everything related to this Program is confidential and should be treated as confidential until such time as Microsoft releases it. If you have a non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”) with Microsoft, then the terms of that NDA govern your confidentiality obligations with respect to this confidential information.
Please keep in mind that features you see in this Program may change or be removed in the final version and those features should always remain confidential.
No compensation will be paid with respect to Microsoft’s use of your Feedback.
For any questions or concerns about this program, please contact us at:
Microsoft reserves the right to terminate your access to all or part of the Program at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Some Age of Empires playtests will require an active Steam account to participate. If you’re interested in joining these Steam playtests, please link your Steam account by clicking the Add Steam Account button below. Once you’re finished, you’ll be automatically redirected back to this survey.
Not interested in Steam playtests right now? No worries, just click Maybe Later to continue. You’ll still be able to participate as an Age of Empires Insider and join playtests on other platforms. If you change your mind about linking to Steam, you’ll be able add or remove your account in your profile settings.
If you are interested in participating in one of our upcoming beta playtests, we will need information about your computer’s hardware to ensure we consider you for the best beta opportunities for your specific setup. You can provide a report of this information using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool—an official Windows tool that comes installed on every Windows operating system.
There is nothing personally identifiable saved by the tool, and this information will only be used to better understand the hardware being used to run and play the game. If you need help creating a dxdiag.xml, check out our help page: How to create a DxDiag.xml file.
Please review the information below and click Submit Survey to finish your application to the Insider Program.
Welcome to the Age of Empires Insider Program! Now that you’re registered, take a minute to review your information. This will improve your chances of being selected as a beta participant:
You’re all signed up, so the next step is to wait for a beta opportunity! Participants are selected for various previews based on their preferences and the details you provided during the survey. Want to learn more about the Insider program while you wait? Click the links below to revisit your profile or visit the forum and join into the discussion with the rest of the Insider community! Or, if you'd prefer, you can restart the survey at any time to update your answers.
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