On 21 August this year, the legendary Age of Empires celebrates its 20th birthday. This anniversary, Microsoft takes the occasion to celebrate with the fans of the series a great birthday party. In addition to a solemn look back at the impressive story of the Spielereihe, the first time will be the opportunity to play the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition! And best of all, you can be there. Together with Microsoft, we are raffling 85 tickets for the jubilee event at the beginning of the gamescom week.
On Monday the 21st of August, Age of Empires celebrates its 20th birthday. These two decades of game history would like Microsoft to celebrate with the game developers and the biggest fans of the series. The party takes place in a suitable ambience in the Gürzenich, a medieval festival center in the middle of Cologne. Here you will find the latest news about the reissue of the real-time strategy classic and an exciting new announcement that you will not want to miss!
The most beautiful gift Microsoft makes to everyone present, because it will be the first opportunity to take a first look at the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and the highly anticipated remaster itself. If you want to give your hands a break from the mouse and keyboard, you can talk to the developers extensively about the game or start the jubilee with one or the other. All those who are not able to be there on the spot will be able to attend the event through the Jubilee Livestream.
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f Empires: Definitive Edition, the campaign should convey the same feeling as in the original. Nevertheless, there are a few adjustments. So the team tried to make as little change as possible and still create a modern experience.
The revisions in the Definitive Edition of Age of Empires do not stop even before the campaign. As part of a team presentation on the official website Campaign Lead Cedric Van de Sande talks about the adjustments and changes in the campaigns of the real-time strategy game. “When we were younger, we played the original campaigns, so we were very kind to them and tried our best to keep them largely intact, but it soon became clear that the remastered version had some changes to the Scenarios, “explains the designer.
The highest commandment, however, was always to change as little as possible in order to maintain the spirit of the original game. Changes have been made where it was necessary to adapt the campaign to today’s standards. As a result, the feeling for connoisseurs of the original is to be preserved and at the same time a better experience is offered to all. For example, the presentation of the campaign was significantly improved. More emphasis has been placed on historical correctness.
The campaigns within the campaigns were also better developed. For the first time, the story is also presented by a completely sounded narrator. In addition, the design of the landscape was adapted to the possibilities of the new graphics. “The most important thing, of course, is the gameplay itself, which has received a lot of attention, focusing on an entertaining, unique experience in every scenario, which in some cases had to be varied,” Van de Sande said on the official website. This year, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will be released on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the original.