I was thinking this this other day. When will Age of Empires IV be set?
Age of Empires I was the Stone age (???) > Iron Age. (200s)
Age of Empires II was the Dark age (400s) > Imperial Age (1400s)
Age of Empires III was the Discovery Age (1500s) > Imperial Age (1800s)
The Age of Empire ended in the 1930s with the start of the modern age.
World war I was the last great war featuring European Empires.
So Age of Empires IV should be set in 1900s to 1920s.
Also, WW1 has been really popular lately.
Imagine deploying to a new map, thats beautiful, and pristine. Just to have trenches dug into it, and craters blasted into it. ’
Post Note: I know for sure its not gonna be WW2 because Relic already does Company Of Heroes and Microsoft isnt going to want to confuse Age of Empires and CoH.