AoE4 vs The Settlers (2019.)
Ubisoft does with The Settlers 2019 directly challenge Age of Empires 4.
And they are already 2 steps ahead.
-presented a gameplay trailer
-possible steam version, due to Uplay Link
Ubisoft surprised nearly everybody at Gamescom with the revelation that they would be bringing back ‘The Settlers’ franchise, 25 years after the first game.
The Settlers is a very classical ‘build-up’ strategy game, and Ubisoft has brought back the original creator, Volker Wertich as the creative director on the new title, which is set to launch in Fall 2019.
So right now I simply do see people get this game instead of AoE4, for the simple reason of Steam version. And Ubisoft is quite good at base build games like Anno Series.