Have u played Legion’ one of slitherine games. Its awesome too. Squad based battle It was done well before rome total war.
The studio did this Empires Apart is indie. Slithering is only the publisher. I’m beta testing this game too.
You’re not one of the beta discord regulars are you? We’re having a good time in there.
To be serious about the topic: Jurassic Park couldn’t license T. rex for exclusive toys because it was a real thing, and the same goes for historical civilizations and units. Game mechanics are hard to protect as well, as they’re usually not specific enough.
Aside from that I can’t say too much because non disclosure agreement, (they have begun a marketing push so I can tell you as much as you could reasonably have figured out from the stuff on youtube and such,) but there are actually some nice differences between EA and AOE that set the two franchises apart enough that one could enjoy both as their own thing. It’s not a bad project to keep an eye on if you enjoy the aoe games (but aren’t married to the one true path), which you do, that’s why you’re here. On the other hand EA is not a substitute for AOE4. It’s a much smaller project, not nearly as epic a scope, but it knows what it wants to be.