They say “some” ancient friends. That means not all of them and not many of them?
“Hang out” could mean it’s an event shared between different games?
It will be in 2023 so that could mean that there is still a lot of work to be done? Is it something major?
The 25th AoM anniversary is this year (hinted at in FALL) so it’s likely not AoM related and more likely AoE1(DE). Also an AoM hint would probably be “mythological friends”
Some theories from smallest to largest addition:
Just some AoE1DE skins to unlock
An event gamemode or campaign with some ancient assets
Some late antiquity civilisations like West Rome
A separate set of ancient civilisations
The whole game of AoE1 will be ported to the AoE2DE engine.
The whole game of AoE1 but adopted to a more AoE2 like experience with garrison and gates for example.
The AoE2DE already explored most of what can be done in the Middle Ages so maybe that’s the most natural way to expend the game.
Famous ancient civilisations are certainly more popular then what ever Medieval is left to be added to AoE2DE.
This is also something that could differentiate AoE2DE more from AoE4.
PS: The “you liked Dynasties of India” hint is very likely a hint for a normal AoE2DE DLC that has somewhat comparable content. Likely unrelated to the ancient part.
Why would AOM DE be teased in AOE 2 DE Roadmap? The roadmap should be all related to AOE 2 only, right?
I get you are not thinking this also, is just a rhetorical question because I’ve been wondering about since I saw many talking like it could be
This thread is not about the AoM tease for fall of this year.
I expect that this is just about a crossover event where you can unlock some AoM skins or voice overs for AoE2.
Why would the call them “ancient” they aren’t that old.
They would definitely have said “old friends” instead.
They already said that they are working on something AoM related. No idea if that will be an AoMDE.
AoMEE wasn’t well made and they know it. People don’t play it because the EE is bad not because they don’t like AoM.
They also made an AoE1DE despite the game having a lot less players then AoE2.
I know about that mod. Looks very promising so far.
Not exactly the same as AoE1 because it starts in Iron Age instead of ending in Iron Age.
Same. Also let us play AoE1 vs AoE2 civs, even if it’s not balanced.
Could be fun as a handicap or vs AI.
I don’t think that’s likely but also not impossible.
The game already has one clearly ancient civilisation with the Huns.
I don’t think I have anyone heard calling another person that is still alive “ancient”.
Or a person in general.
You might call objects ancient that aren’t that old like a 10 year old phone for example. But that’s usually with a negative connotation.
“Oh you still use that ancient phone.”
And on top of that it is super unlikely that they will bring back some old Ensamble Studios members to work on AoE2DE.