like rhrmn was saying is there going to be a new aoe game anytime soon? as anyone could have kwown beforehand: halo wars 2 was a massive fail. I wonder why? cough* rts on a xbox * cough *dumbed down mechanics for pc* cough *halo wars 2 instead of a remake of a proper 2017 remake of aoe1/2 or aom* cough *everyone been asking and spamming you on every facebook post you made for aoe4 for the past 13 years
stop with the mobile games/kinect mobile transaction xbox games already and make a proper age of empires 4 which should be a remake of aoe1/aoe2 or aom with proper 2017 mechanics/smooth gameplay, leaderboards, clan support, no civs behind a paywall or anything p2w related. (do NOT make the mistake to make an aoe scfi related.) age of empires online game mechanics were into the right direction with numbers popping up above control groups, a queu on the right side showing which units you are making. and the minimap showing your allies square boxes to see where your allies point of view is on. do NOt make another cartoony game, even though the gameplay was good on aoeo you killed an entire fanbase by making it cartoony, p2w, microtransaction, and gear mattering in pvp, needing to level up to compete in pvp, only 2 civs at launch.
when is microsoft just going to do what everyone been asking for the past 10 years?
you will literally overtake starcraft 2 and compete with league of legends by releasing a proper triple A aoe1/2 remake title called aoe4. want to know why, try playing understanding the core of aoe2 and aoe1, and then play it in the 3d engine of aom. aoe's concept is so much more fun. its a perfect mix of macroing/microing, because of the food,wood, gold(stone/favor) mechanic and counter system. it just needs a sick 2017 remake with good graphics(without lag) starcraft 2 is boring(units die super fast, only 2 resources to gather and its literally next to your base, maps are always the same whileas in aoe you have random generated maps making it so that you have to adapt every game, which brings a new skill to the table, which is also very fun. and the game never gets old because of this.)
I could rant on and on forever to be honest. I'd love to work on aoe4 myself since I know exactly what needs to be done(and microsoft clearly doesn't know, or at least the people in charge) you're microsoft plenty of $ on the table cmon now, create some art like the first 3 aoe games. (aoe3 went in the complete wrong direction) what people want is exactly for you to make a new aoe game every 3-4 years like call of duty. whoever would make aoe could be swimming in gold mines