@jennywaboom said during the Age of Empires stream Thursday that the first insider newsletter will be sent out in October.
Even with the other games coming, it is a bit too late in my opinion.
They will lose a good opportunity to engage the community right from the first game.
The real AOE Fans can withstand the lack of information or closed beta access until launch. Remember the time where Steam didn’t exist and you only knew about the game after release date, only few screenshots and no closed beta Access (yeah, old games did that). Even though the game development is a business, the real fans must put their hopes into the state of the game and buy it as soon as possible.
I don’t believe someone playing AOE since his childhood or his first game would be annoyed by something like the insider newsletter arriving too late. In fact, looks like it is coming in October because they want a initial feedback after game launch.