Frequently Asked Questions about Age of Empires : Definitive Edition
Q.) I signed up to be an Insider, but have not received my survey.
A.) Check your spam folder. If you registered more than 30 days ago, your spam folder may have been emptied. - Make sure you completed all the steps, created your Microsoft account, choose a name to be known as, verified email, etc.
Q.) I’m an Insider, did the survey, how do I get the beta?
A.) You will receive an email if you are chosen to participate. Otherwise, you will have to wait like the rest of us Being an Insider/filling out the survey does not guarantee access!
Q.) Will it be on Steam?
A.) At this stage it is only on Windows store. If you have Windows 10, then you already have Windows store on your computer. Ordering the game will be just as easy as it would be on Steam. In fact, by visiting the AoE : DE page, it will open up in Windows Store! Convenient, eh?
Q.) I have Windows 7/8. Can I play this game?
_A.) Currently you NEED Windows 10.
Q.) I have an old PC, will it run the DE?
A.) The minimum requirements are still fairly low for today’s standards - check out the minimum requirements here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/age-of-empires-definitive-edition/9n2kmdvlk85d#system-requirements
Q.) Will it be coming out on XBox One?
_A.) Currently this game is a PC only, Windows 10 exclusive game. It will use the confusing title of “XBox Live” multiplayer system, however it is not available on XBox. Go figure… _
Q.) I was chosen from the beta, but I am having trouble downloading/message of the day etc.
A.) Please ask your questions in the dedicated beta forums, or ask an admin/mod for who to contact. Do Not post things about the beta in the public forums! (I cannot link the beta forum link, because I don’t know it, and wouldn’t be allowed to share it anyway)
Q.) Can I share beta info, post video, screenshots, talk about issues?
A.) You are NOT allowed to share anything related to the beta except in the DEDICATED beta forums. The only things you may discuss on public forums is what has been officially released. You signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) when signing up for beta access, and you need to abide by it, or face a ban from both the beta and the forums. If you are unsure, ask a mod/admin for where to post issues/where the beta forum is.
__Q.) I found some leaked beta footage, check it out!
A.) Do NOT share any leaked footage, or you will be banned from the forums! Even if it is not your footage. If you wish to report any footage, you’ll need to contact an admin/mod.
Q.) Will there be unique units, farm auto-reseed, gates, castles, new civs?
A.) Currently there are no plans for new units or new civs. This is not AoE II, so there will not be gates or castles! However, it appears that farms will be walkable, as tested at GamesCon. Building farms will still require you to command “Build + Farm” (B + F). You can hold shift to place multiple farms without having to command B+F each time.
Q.) Will there be multiplayer servers? Is there ranking?
A.) We expect the game to get its own servers on the XBox Live platform. A ranking system is expected. No concrete details have been released as of yet.
Q.) When is the game coming out?
A.) The official release date is currently October 19th, 2017.