The fourth installment of Microsoft’s long-running historical RTS franchise, Age of Empires, will launch on Xbox Game Pass PC and Steam later this fall. Developer Relic Entertainment revealed the news during its global community event today, which offered fans a series of new gameplay videos ranging from a look at the Chinese and Delhi Sultanate civilizations to portions of the Norman campaign. Age of Empires IV will feature four new campaigns and eight playable civilizations at launch.
Capping off all the news were the first details of the upcoming Age of Empires IV closed beta that will be open to Age Insider members who sign up on AgeOfEmpires.com. Age Insiders can also enter a sweepstakes to win a one-of-a-kind Alienware battlestation, featuring a custom-skinned Age of Empires Alienware Aurora R11 Desktop setup, an Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset, an Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor, and more! The sweepstakes runs through April 24. Click here for more details.