It is worth noting that the Tatars are already in the game as a civilization in Historical Battles. There are also Berbers, Ethiopians and Somalis. They have their own buildings - yes, the Tatars too. It is only a matter of time before they appear as fully fledged civilizations. It seems to me that this is a trailer for future extensions (or a free update. The addition of Home City personalization for the Chinese shocked me - we can expect many nice surprises). I think the Tatars can be a free new Asian civilization (like the Swedes and Incas). Berbers, Ethiopians and Somalis will likely be part of the new African DLC. It is quite possible that another civilization will join them (to even out the number of non-European civilizations).
There are many civilizations in Africa that will inspire interest without compromising the theme of the game. If they give them new systems and differentiate them from existing civilizations, developers will be recognized for their design skills and people will enjoy the new African civilization.
Multi-balance will also be easy to set. If they not had a house with the ability to generate resources automatically.
This would be ridiculous as they are basically spanish, germans and britons with minor changes.
However, the knights of Malta did have colonies on the caribeen (even though for a períod). That being said the maltese were not relevant (apart from the fights with the ottos) so a playable civ might be too much. Perhaps a minor civ in an European map
I like it, it fits right in with the other ones.
Devs probably want to dio an African exansion, but unfortunately the game is basically dead, and purists want to keep it that way, so the only way for us to show that there is still money to be made in expanded content, is keep posting conversations in threads like these.
I differ from your answer if you investigate the Mayans were conquered by the Spanish in 1697 that their last city fell, and the Mayans were in many regions not only in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and Mexico, and the Mexicas (Aztecs) were conquered in 1521. So therefore if they can be in AOE3 it is not a late civilization, as everyone believes.
Also if you look at the AOE3 Editor there are many structures, and Units that can be recycled to make it.It is my humble opinion.
The misconception that the Maya civilization predate Mexica civilization because they hear about the Classic Maya collapse in the 900s and incorrectly assume it was some sort of permanent collapse of civilization, like you see in works of fiction such as Fallout and Metro.
The Mayan as people still live today and are even the majority in some Mexican states but their Empire collapsed more than 1000 years ago. They belong into AoE1 not AoE3.
They work perfectly as a minor civilisation.