The Age of Empires IV closed beta was a huge success! As a token of our gratitude, everyone who participated has access to the special Age IV beta badge within the official forums, as well as the [Age Insider] Age IV Beta forums title.
When creating this newest badge, we wanted to stay consistent with the previous iteration, while continuing to represent three elements:
- Consistency with the Insider brand. We framed the Insider “IN” with a banner in the standard Age Insider badge and wanted to incorporate that general shape into other Insider-related content.
- The goal of our Insider Program. We view the Age Insider Program as an opportunity for us to embrace your feedback. We value your input and your passion for the Age series, and those things have allowed us to build (and continue building) an amazing franchise together.
- The activity in which you participated. In this case, the Age IV closed beta! Instead of getting too conceptual, we decided to stay both consistent and direct by once again wrapping the Insider banner around the numerals iconic representing the title.
You may see a few members on the forums with a red-colored variant of the Age IV beta badge. These badges were awarded to members of our Cardinal Council, who have helped to shape the game from its pre-beta days. Council members can choose between the red and blue badges to display.