I’ve been seeing a lot of posts here detailing their thoughts for which era that Age of Empires IV will be set in. Here’s what i think they are going to do.
- The Industrial Revolution (Late 1700’s to early 1900’s)
- Expand Upon previous titles (Stone age/Middle Ages/Colonialism)
Expanding on point 1
Quite a lot happened here. Yes, there are guns, however, this was before modern warfare was introduced during WW1, so i believe it will still make for a good Age of Empires game. Lots of expansion, the introduction to Oil, this was a hectic part of history that would fit well with the Age of Empires style of gameplay.
This is just speculation, however. I’m quite sure that whatever comes to us will be enjoyable!