Multiplayer Compatibility

Good evening everybody,

I own a copy of Age of Empires III: Complete Collection that I bought a few years ago through steam. Now a friend of mine also wishes to buy a copy for himself, but I am worried we will have compatibility issues in multiplayer matches, due to differences between our versions (I saw a couple new civilizations were added etc. in Empires III: Definitive Edition). Is my thinking correct, or will there be no such issues?

Thank you very much!

These are two different games. If you both play aoe3 complete collection then you should be able to play together but you won’t have access to the new DE civs without buying DE.

Pretty sure it’s on sale right now on Steam.

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