February 20, 2018 9:13 am

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition now available on Windows 10 PCs worldwide 

By / Creative Director at Microsoft

Today is an exciting day for us at Microsoft, as we celebrate the legacy of Age of Empires with today’s release of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition worldwide on Windows 10 PCs.

Age of Empires

We created Age of Empires: Definitive Edition as a homage to all Real Time Strategy (RTS) fans and to PC gamers everywhere. The Definitive Edition brings back the original Age of Empires and its Rise of Rome expansion with 16 civilizations to explore 10 campaigns to conquer. Fully remastered with beautifully enhanced graphics that support up to 4K resolution, an impressive orchestral soundtrack, brand-new narrative, major gameplay improvements, Xbox Live support for multiplayer and Achievements, the Definitive Edition brings back the original feeling of Age of Empires, but even better than ever.

Download Age of Empires: Definitive Edition here!

We’re excited to start playing the game with you and can’t wait to show you what’s next for the award-winning RTS game.  Celebrate the launch by joining fellow Age of Empires fans at select Microsoft Store locations for the Age of Empires Tournament to conquer other civilizations and advance your Empire to the next stage. Starting March 1, join a bracket style 1 v 1 tournament at 5 p.m. local time, to win prizes and a chance to receive Age of Empires swag. Tournaments are free to join, and players can sign up at smash.gg.

On behalf of Microsoft Studios, Forgotten Empires and the rest of the Age of Empires team, thank you to the fans for supporting Age throughout the years. Download Age of Empires: Definitive Edition here, and visit a Microsoft Store near you or Microsoft.com to play or participate in the tournament action! Hope to see you soon!

Updated June 28, 2018 10:39 am