What a week it has been! As always, E3 brings out the passion and excitement of the community, and this year was no exception! This year, the folks from the newly-created Age of Empires studio at Microsoft Games teamed up with our friends from Forgotten Empires to show off our work over the past year: bringing you a first look, a hands-on demo, and the chance to sign up for the first beta playtest of Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition!

The announcement during Microsoft’s Keynote presentation kicked off a flood of news, discussion, and announcements from the event. On the heels of the official gameplay trailer, press and players began discussing and sharing news about all of the new features coming with the game. Here are just a few of the articles you can read to catch up with the conversation:

Throughout the week—with the help of the new and official Age of Empires Discord server—players have been doing some speculation of their own. The conversation has been amazing…the hype has been real…and we’ve even managed to answer several questions that caused some concern following the announcement. Here are some of the hottest discussion topics to emerge from E3 this week:

As a final treat, Mixer set aside some time to chat with Microsoft’s Adam Isgreen and Forgotten Empires’ Bert Beeckman about the game. While short, it provided a glimpse at a different experience than the E3 demo:

The week was HUGE for Age of Empires, the development team, and has been the PERFECT way to kick off the transition into the first beta of the Definitive Edition. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up as an Age Insider for a chance to participate in the first playtest on June 18:

We also know there are still questions that remain after E3: about the Definitive Edition and some of the other projects we have in the works. We hear you, and we’re excited to share more information, teasers, and details as they get further along in development.

A huge thanks to everyone who dropped by the booth during E3, who shared their excitement with us on Discord, who helped share the news, and who have been a part of this wonderful community over the past two decades! We can’t wait to see what the journey holds in store for the next two decades!

See you on the battlefield!

The Age of Empires Community Team

Discuss of 14 comments

  • sonkraliniz June 22, 2019

    just make 1v1-2v2 ladder and ranked or nonranked quıck matchs.İt MUST be for a classical rts game.
    Do anyone hear me?

  • falldwarf842150 June 20, 2019

    Will aoe2de have dedicated server? no lag please :(

  • danjimlaz June 19, 2019

    Age of Mythology feels like the stepchild the rest of the family doesn't want to acknowledge the presence of. Age of Empires 2 is getting patch after patch and DLC after DLC, while Age of Mythology gets updated with an EE, plopped onto Steam and mostly forgotten, up until a ray of hope..... It gets another expansion of its own!

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  • whitemagick4 June 18, 2019

    Many thanks for this article and your presentation. We had a chance to see a lot more of the Definitive Edition than I expected. Keep up the good work!

  • kanye-twest June 17, 2019

    Thanks for this article, Evan! Nice to see all of the press coverage linked to in one place.

  • danjimlaz June 17, 2019

    When age of mythology definitive edition?

  • joyzz22 June 16, 2019

    also i wish you would call tamerlane empire as "timurids" cus himself and his army were contained from many types of people from whole euroasia. he himself were turko-mongolic and its still unclear and undecided yet u calling it tatars which makes no sense. i wish you guys take the history carefully and explore it from many different sources. specially from Mongols themselves not only from turks and kazakhs. kazakh were not even established at that time. tbh kazakh people appeared in world in late 16th century by revolting against western mongols (The Dzungar Khanate, also written as the Zunghar Khanate, was an Oirat khanate on the Eurasian Steppe. It covered the area called Dzungaria and stretched from the west end of the Great Wall of China to present-day Kazakhstan, and from present-day Kyrgyzstan to southern Siberia. Most of this area today is part of the Xinjiang autonomous region in China, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. The Dzungar Khanate was the last major nomadic empire left from the Mongol Empire)

  • joyzz22 June 16, 2019

    i wonder why u decided to Urus Khan and white horde as tatars? golden horde and mongol khanate and at the time when its divided into white and blue horde they adapted islam religion. but Urus Khan was the eighth Khan of the White Horde and a disputed Khan of the Blue Horde; he was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan. yet you calling it Tatars? tatars where just one of nomadic tribes which defeated by Genghis and joined the his army. i can see that you guys took history pages from turks and persian or kazakhs who are always try to make Genghis and his sons as it was theirs. so much brainwash by turks and kazakhs these days...

    • hammisaurus July 10, 2019

      Sounds like youd have a blast with the scenario editor.

  • bashfordfamily June 16, 2019

    Mac compatibility please. Come on - you have Microsoft Office on it, so I'm sure you could do AoE !!!


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