Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is now available on Windows PCs

Laurent Giret

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, the remastered version of the 20 years old RTS game is now available from the Microsoft Store and Steam. You can also play the game with Xbox Game Pass for PC today, which also includes Age of Empires: Definitive Edition.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition comes with a remastered soundtrack and support for 4K graphics, and there are a lot of quality of life improvements as well: highlights include the ability to automatically reseed farms, or selecting military units while leaving villagers out of the group. The Definitive Edition also introduces 4 new civilizations (35 in total) and 3 new campaigns, for a total of 200 hours of solo gameplay.

Both the Microsoft Store and Steam versions of the game support crossplay through Xbox Live, which is pretty great. We may get more Age of Empires news later today during the special Inside Xbox livestream live from X019 in London. Microsoft revealed back in 2017 that Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition and a brand new Age of Empires 4 were in development, and Xbox exec Aaron Greenberg shared a short teaser on Twitter yesterday.

It’s great to see that the decades-old Age of Empire franchise is still getting some love, and Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is a nice blast to the past. If you’re interested in trying the game through Xbox Game Pass, we remind you that you can get three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 for a limited time.

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