I have to admit that I personally like AoE2:DE so much that if AoE4 was considerably different I likely wouldn’t play it. To me, AoE3 felt so different - it was as though the only similarity was the AoE name. I’m looking for a generational-leap in graphics technology and some game mechanics, not an entirely different game experience. In other words, I want it to feel like AoE2:DE but just look and run a whole lot better. New units? Yes. New defensive and offensive upgrades? Of course! I am just a creature of habit and hope that it still feels like “home”. Regardless of how it turns out, I hope that it is very successful and enjoys a large community of players at all levels. If that means an end to AoE2:DE development, then so be it. One cannot expect a game to exist forever - technology and other factors will always have an impact on what people want to play and experience. I’m excited to see what comes of it all.