Age of Empires II Interview Shows Definitive Edition Improvements

By Rebecca Smith, 1 month ago
E3 2019 is well and truly over, but there's always the odd video or gameplay preview that makes its way out to the public a few days later. Mixer's interview with the Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition team is no exception. Mixer's Justin Robey and Leah were joined by Age of Empires Director Adam Isgreen and Forgotten Empires’ Bert Beeckman as they discussed bringing the game to modern audiences.

The team was determined not to alter the gameplay too much, but they have made some things simpler. For example, players no longer have to click through all the buildings to see what's going on in your empire. The graphics have been updated, the soundtrack now features a full orchestra, and multiplayer options have been modernised. There will also be new content in the form of an expansion pack with four new civilisations and three campaigns. The team is trying to make the game earn its Definitive Edition title, and you can hear all about the team's plans below, as well as see an eight-minute gameplay demo for one of the new campaigns.


If you want to see what's changed in the game, you can sign up here to become an Age Insider and try out the beta. If you'd rather wait for the game's full release, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is due to be released on Windows 10 this fall.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Win 10) achievements.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.