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Age of Empires IV at gamescom 2022!

It’s been a huge week for Age of Empires at gamescom 2022! In case you missed our segment today, there’s a lot in store over the next few months, and now is a perfect time to get started with Age of Empires IV. First and foremost in the news, there are two new civilizations coming to Age of Empires IV in an Anniversary Update in October: the Ottomans and Malians. While you’ll need to own the base game to play, the update and its contents will be completely free!

Also, now through Monday, August 29th at 10:00am PT [17:00 UTC] you’ll be able to play the game for free on Steam as part of our Free Play Week and afterwards, you can pick up a copy of the game on Steam or Microsoft Store at a 50% discount. Don’t wait too long – the sale ends when Free Play Week ends!

The Age of Empires franchise turns 25 years old this October! We’re planning an online, global celebration and you’re invited. We’ll reveal more over time so make sure you’re following our official channels to ensure you’re in the know.

Still want more?

Hear all about the new civilizations coming to Age of Empires IV from our Xbox Booth at gamescom!

Not sure if you can wait that long? No worries! Next month, you’ll have the chance to get hands on experience with the Ottomans, Malians and loads of new content as part of our next Public Update Preview (PUP). Sign up today as an Age Insider, and we’ll email you when the PUP kicks off! 

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