Age of Empires:
1 - antiquity
2 - Middle Ages
3 - early modernity
4 - Middle Ages again ??
Following this path, AoE 5 will be about antiquity, or suddenly about the future, because people like lasers …
I was hoping that this series would be something of a RTS epic about civilizations from the earliest times to the present day. I was hoping that each newer part of this series would show us a new “age” with each new game. It goes without saying that AoE 3 should be followed by a game from the Victorian era to the Cold War (1850-1960).
The ages could be as follows:
Age of Progress (units from 1850-1914)
Age of the Apocalypse (units from 1914-1933)
Age of Totalitarianism (units from 1933 - 1945)
Age of partition (units from 1945 - 1960)
Russian Empire / USSR
Germany / Reich
Austrio-Hungary / Hungary
Ottoman Empire / Turkey
DLC could look like this:
AoE 4: Caught in a Snare: Yugoslavia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania and Bulgaria
AoE 4: African Freedom: <3-5 African civs>
AoE 4: British Dominion: Canada, Australia, South Africa and India
and more, e.g. Asian DLC with Persia, and American DLC with Brazil, etc.