Age of Empires Franchise Expands: New Seasons and DLCs on the Horizon

Age of Empires Franchise Expands: New Seasons and DLCs on the Horizon

The Age of Empires series continues to captivate strategy game enthusiasts worldwide, with recent announcements set to enrich the experience further for its dedicated fan base. As the series surpasses the milestone of 50 million players, developers at World’s Edge have outlined exciting new content for both Age of Empires 4 and Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition.

Age of Empires 4 Gears Up for Spring Updates: Age of Empires 4 is set to receive a significant update this spring, launching Season 7 of the game. This update will introduce a new free-for-all mode in multiplayer quickmatch, enhancing the competitive landscape of the game. Additionally, Xbox players, who recently received a console-optimized version of the game, will be treated to team ranked play, broadening the scope of gameplay options available.

Victors and Vanquished DLC for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition: In parallel, Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition is slated to receive a campaign-focused DLC titled “Victors and Vanquished.” This eagerly awaited addition will bring 19 new scenarios, spotlighting legendary leaders such as Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, Japanese daimyō Oda Nobunaga, and Frankish king Charlemagne. Scheduled for release on March 14, 2024, for Xbox consoles and Windows PC, this DLC aims to enrich the historical narrative and strategic depth of the game.

Looking Ahead: Age of Empires’ Continued Evolution: The Age of Empires franchise has seen substantial growth with the release of definitive editions and the fourth installment of the series. Age of Empires 2 has been particularly notable for its expansions and DLC add-ons, including the “Return of Rome,” which integrated civilizations and campaigns from the original game into the remastered suite. Furthermore, anticipation builds for “Age of Mythology: Retold,” expected to launch in 2024, marking a unified release across Xbox consoles and Windows PC for the first time in the series.

These updates and expansions underscore the enduring appeal of the Age of Empires series, offering both long-time fans and newcomers alike fresh content to explore. With a focus on expanding the narrative scope through new campaigns and enhancing multiplayer dynamics, the future looks bright for this storied strategy franchise.