AOE4 Update Requests

From someone who has been an AOE player since day 0, could you advise when the new AOE4 will be released? Even for beta or has this been postponed to 2020 or will it follow suit and become a pay to win release which seems to be the current desire of most gaming companies?

How could AoE ever be pay 2 win ? Even if you could only access certain civs and have to pay for additional ones the difference is minimal and skill would still be 95% of what decides a game.

its was never said to release this year to be postponed to 2020. We don’t have any kind of window for it. They are supposed to talk more about IV and 3 DE at XO in like 2-3 weeks.