The definitive edition of Age of Empires 2 shines with a redesigned graphic, CrossPlay feature, and a new campaign
The real-time strategy game Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition is expected to be released on November 14 for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. This Microsoft announced in the gamescom Gamescom. The graphically enhanced version of the strategy classic supports 4K graphics and also includes the campaign “The Last Khan” and four new civilizations. In addition, all previous extensions of the original version are included. Age of Empires 2 itself is still considered one of the best real-time strategy games ever and captivates by a comparatively complex fight and economic system.
AoE 2: Crossplay between Steam and Microsoft Store
Microsoft releases Definitvie Edition in the Microsoft Store and on Steam. The variants bought in the respective stores are to be according to Microsoft in the multiplayer mode compatible with each other, steam buyers can compete thus against Microsoft store buyers. Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition will also be included with the Xbox Game Pass for PC and the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
The definitive edition of the original Age of Empires initially appeared only in the Microsoft Store, which angered many players. Since August 19, 2019, the game is now also available on Steam for the price of 20 euros, the pre-order bundle with Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition currently costs 30 euros. If you only want to pre-order the new AoE 2, you will pay 20 euros.
From the Age of Empires 2, originally published in 1999, there was already an HD edition with higher-resolution graphics and multi-monitor support in 2013.
Definitive edition of Age of Empires 1 with problems
The definitive edition of Age of Empires was not convincing when it was released in February 2018 . Despite low system requirements, the game sometimes jerky on high-end systems with 16 GB of RAM. The operation seemed antiquated for today’s standards, the wayfinding of the characters was stupid, and there were still some bugs to publish. ( mfi )
Source : heise.de