Age of Empires: Definitive Edition remasters a classic RTS | PCGamesN

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition remasters a classic RTS

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That RTS that literally everyone has played is getting a new lick of paint. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition reworks a classic, adding new zoom levels, 4K textures, and more. 

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As well as the reworked visuals, the game features a remastered soundtrack and online multiplayer via Xbox Live. 

It’s in celebration of the game’s 20th anniversary, so they've gone all out, reworking every single asset. There are now double the number of facing poses for each unit. 

It’s not just visuals, though, there’s also improved AI, so your units will find their way to your marker more logically via advanced pathfinding. Add to this a modernised UI, more commands, lobbies, matchmaking, stat tracking, and a bunch of other quality of life improvements. 

You can sign up for the beta at the Age of Empires site. It will be available on Windows 10. We’ll also be hearing more from the team at Gamescom - perhaps there’s a proper modern sequel coming? 

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10 Months ago

I think this looked much better than AoE2 plus I always found the first one better of the two anyway.

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10 Months ago

Second most exciting thing yet, next to Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

Absolutely loved this game as a kid. 2 never got my interest like the first one, and then Empire Earth came out, then Homeworld, and there really hasn't been an RTS to match those three since for me.

Hopefully those "gameplay improvements" really are just qol, and not completely game changing/breaking like the Homeworld "remaster."