Suddenly, game is not starting anymore

Game was all good yesterday, but today it’s not starting anymore. I get the loading screen with the 3 kings, after a couple of seconds it goes away, and that’s it. Tried reinstalling game and steam, restarts, verify integrity, etc. but nothing seems to work.

Platform: Steam - Windows 10
Game version: Dunno, game is not launching.

I also get an Age2CrashReport file generated:

GameID=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
LastSessionGuid=631C36BC-DBA7-43C3-ACA9-3654DCBA9EF6
LastUIScreen=
LastSessionState=0

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Initializing Time System
Initializing Command Line
Constant Logging is OFF
Verbose Logging is OFF
Startup is being logged
Age of Empires II DE start at 2021-07-15T16:56:35.925Z
Build version: 101.101.50700.0
Build config: Final Steam D3D11, built on WE-BuildBox-03, at 2021-07-09T18:01:14
DirectX Setup is being logged
Initializing Performance Profiler
Gathering System Information
Processor architecture: x64 (AMD or Intel) type 86/x64
Processor level 25, revision 8448
Number of processors = 16
Multi core processor #0, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0x3
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x3, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x3, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0x3, group=0
L3 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=33554432 bytes, affinity=0xffff, group=0
Multi core processor #1, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0xc
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0xc, group=0
Multi core processor #2, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0x30
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x30, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x30, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0x30, group=0
Multi core processor #3, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0xc0
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc0, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc0, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0xc0, group=0
Multi core processor #4, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0x300
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x300, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x300, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0x300, group=0
Multi core processor #5, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0xc00
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc00, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc00, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0xc00, group=0
Multi core processor #6, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0x3000
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x3000, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0x3000, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0x3000, group=0
Multi core processor #7, efficiency class 0, 1 groups
Processor group 0, affinity 0xc000
L1 data cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc000, group=0
L1 instruction cache: line size=64 bytes, size=32768 bytes, affinity=0xc000, group=0
L2 unified cache: line size=64 bytes, size=524288 bytes, affinity=0xc000, group=0
NUMA Node #0
Group max: 1, active groups: 1
Group #0, 16/16 active processors, affinity mask:0xffff
Total physical memory is 32.000 GB
Maximum system memory: 31.913 GB currently available:24.733 GB
Page file size: 36.663 GB currently available:26.623 GB
Maximum virtual memory: 16383.999 GB currently available:16383.999 GB extended currently available:0.000 GB
Primary display resolution is 1920x1080, desktop size is 1940x1100
Graphics Adapter Name: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Adapter LUID: 00000000:0000ea55
Vendor: 4318 device ID:9348 subsys ID:1078727768 rev:161
Dedicated VRAM: 8043.00 MB
Dedicated system RAM: 0.00 MB
Shared RAM: 16339.75 MB
System has no battery
Battery saver is OFF
Benchmark quad write: 7.890100 milliseconds == 12167.15 MB/s
Benchmark fast write: 7.891866 milliseconds == 12164.42 MB/s
Benchmark slow write: 7.920267 milliseconds == 12120.80 MB/s
CPU rating: 20164.4, GPU rating: 8043.0
Checking graphics driver version
Found graphics driver info:
Driver for:NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 by: NVIDIA
Internal driver version: 30.0.14.7111
User driver version: 471.11
Driver date: 6-21-2021
Initializing Telemetry Manager
Initializing Time System
Setting Up Systems
Initializing Registry Options
Setting Program Defaults
Setting up main window
Initializing Reflect
Register Classes
Initializing Speech Synthesis
Initializing Achievement Manager
Initializing UI Widget Manager
Initializing Campaign File Type
Initializing SP Savegame File Type
Initializing MP Savegame File Type
Initializing Random Map File Type
Initializing Random Map Group Manager
Initializing Scenario File Type
Initializing Wwise Manager
Initializing Civilization
Initializing Error Handler
Initializing File System
Initializing DLC Manager
Initializing Steam System
Initializing Tool Manager
Initializing Mod Manager
Initializing Loggg System
Initializing Time System
Initializing UI System
Initializing Additional Options
Initializing Localization Manager
Initializing Font Manager
Initializing Terrain
Initializing Game Version Manager
Initializing FPS Control
Initializing Difficulty
Initializing Game Mode
Initializing Player Profile Manager
Initializing Update Manager
Initializing Panel System
Initializing Screen Stack
Initializing Sync Logger
Initializing Random Manager
Initializing Network speed Data
Initializing ErrorReportingManager
Found crash report file from previous run.
This Steam account 76561198260304309 is online
Active Launch Options: none
Initializing Game
Setting up graphics
Setting up mouse
Setting up screen
Setting up chat
Setting up comm handler
Setting version info: app = 50700 data = 0 mod = 0 version = 56950784
Setup mod manager
Setup post mod manager
[rlink - error] 2021/07/15 16:56:42.801 (UTC) XboxPlatform::SetPresence not successful: XboxLiveContext is null

Installing modded languages
Opening resource packages
Setting up palettes
Setting up shapes
Setting up save map area
Setting up sound system
Setting up screen resolution
Available resolutions:2560x1440, 1920x1080, 1680x1050, 1600x1024, 1600x900, 1440x900, 1366x768, 1360x768, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1280x800, 1280x768, 1280x720, 1152x864, 1024x768
Recommended settings:
resolution: 2560 x 1440
downscale percentage = 100
high-resolution assets = YES
antialiasing = YES
fog = YES, animatedFogBorder = YES
edge-blur = YES
bloom = YES
vsync = NO
File System Ready
Launching intro video AOEIIDE_TITLEVIDEO
Setting up video system
Opening video
Setting up interface messages
Loading player profile
Setting up hotkeys
Total Initialization Time: 14681 ms
Running Game
Total Texture Load Time: 0 ms
Loading player profile
Setting up hotkeys
Exception type 0xc0000005 occurred at 00007fffc10cba66
Writing crash record file.
Writing out log