Now that we know AoE IV is going to explore the AoE II era (Dark Ages > Renaissance) which campaigns do you think Relic will design?
I certainly hope we don’t see redesigns of existing campaigns; e.g. Joan of Arc, Saladin.
My guess is that we’ll see historical campaigns rather than the AoE III/AoM fictional narrative-driven campaign. However, Relic have made some pretty good campaigns in the past which are similar to those, and in particular their original CoH campaign (a Band of Brothers-style narrative) was excellent and still (rightly) considered one of the all-time great RTS campaigns.
Another alternative could be an ahistorical type of “what if?” scenario in which we see different civs teaming up to tackle a common foe - for example, several European civs (English, Franks, Teutons) teaming up to lead a crusade against the Mongols.
There are plenty of possibilities - what do you think we’ll see?