Microsoft has finally pose an terminate to the xiv year-long hold off for fans of iconic real-time strategy game Age of Empires. At XO19 before finally week, Relic Entertainment announced as well as released a trailer for the much-anticipated Age of Empires 4 game. There’s no launch appointment for the game but yet, but it should instruct inwards onetime inwards 2020.
Games volition lead keep 2 options to instruct the game side past times side year. Either they could purchase the game or play it every bit business office of the Xbox Game Pass subscription on their PCs. The game hasn’t been released soundless but a crucial query from the community has already popped online. Will the game characteristic microtransactions?
And the response is no. Age of Empires 4 won’t rely on microtransactions, confirmed Adam Isgreen, Age of Empires creative manager in an interview at XO19 inwards London. Instead, nosotros volition meet DLC as well as expansion packs for the game existence released downwards the road. “The thought of microtransactions inwards a real-time strategy game isn’t a thing, DLC, expansions – all of that is things that we’re going to hold out exploring for Age 4,” said Isgreen.
Isgreen farther added that the determination shouldn’t come upward every bit a surprise to gamers. Most real-time strategy games don’t characteristic microtransactions or in-game purchases, which is likewise how Microsoft plans to approach Age of Empires 4. The game volition hold out monetized amongst DLC (downloadable content) as well as expansion packs, offering novel content from fourth dimension to time.
Now you lot must hold out thinking, what volition an Age of Empires 4 expansion pack await like? Well, Isgreen said that it depends on the community. The game has plenty civilizations every bit per pro’s (Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition has 35 civilizations) as well as they instantly desire to meet other forms of upgrades existence offered via expansion packs. This could include either hold out a novel game or other forms of upgrades instead of to a greater extent than civilizations.
A conversation or as well as thus microtransactions is of import for gamers, who lead keep repeatedly rebuked EA’s money-making strategy. The studio relies heavily on microtransactions, which it damage every bit surprise mechanics but it takes the fun out of games. We all know what happened amongst the previous Star Wars game, don’t we?