German IT news portal Heise covers Aoe DE, describing the new features and graphics, and ends with a sentence that says one should expect more public news about the game during Gamescom fair in August (22-26) in Cologne, Germany. No real news for us re: closed beta, sorry.
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@“Mr blu3storm” said:
Well that’s what we know from the E3 PC Gamer Show. They said they will celebrate the anniversary of AoE and tell us more at gamescom. I still hope that more news means that they’ll announce AoE 4.
I think it will be, AOE:DE should be mainly done by then if they are aiming for a 2017 release so what else would take the time of not only the FE team but this expanded team of vets with ensemble links? The teams created with a massive franchise focus and specialism, where else can they go? The other games have stood the test of time.