AOE IV CTD after cinematics

PC User here, bought the game day 1. Only issue is that it sometimes CTD right after the cinematic fades to black, instead of going to the next mission I suddenly see my desktop. No visual or audio indications of a crash, no error messages. And my system temps are all normal. This behavior does not repeat, when I start the game again and click Continue, the cinematic plays again and then goes to the next mission. So I know for sure that it’s when the game goes from cinematic mission intro back to the game. Not sure if this helps but:

AOE IV v5.0.7274.0
Win 11
3440x1440 120hz
AMD Ryzen 7 5800x
Asus TUF X570
Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC V2 10gb
Corsair 8gb DDR4 3600 x4
Corsair MP600 500gb M2 x2
Samsung 860 EVO 1tb x4
Corsair AX1600 PSU
Corsair CPU/GPU custom water loop.

No overclocking, just max settings for the game. No HDR