Age of empire mobile: release date
Age of Empires franchise will make its return to smartphones with the release of Age of Empires Mobile, scheduled for iOS and Android platforms. At a currently approximate date, at the beginning of the year 2024.
However, the latest rumors suggest the date of February 6, 2024, for the release of Age of Empires on mobile Android and iOS.
Indeed, Age of Empires, an iconic franchise in the real-time strategy genre, continues to roll out its new offerings, particularly following:
- Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition in 2019,
- Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition in 2020,
- Age of Empires IV in 2021,
- Age of Empires: Mythology Retold.
Although it has not been confirmed that this version will be the same as Return to Empire, a collaboration between Microsoft, World’s Edge, and Tencent’s TiMi Studios has already resulted in a Chinese version of Age of Empires. However, it was rather a flop at the time.
It is important to note that previous mobile port attempts for the Age of Empires franchise, such as Age of Empires: Castle Siege and Age of Empires: World Domination, did not achieve the expected success.
These games were more oriented towards real-time strategy mechanics similar to Clash of Clans, rather than offering complex and extensive historical real-time strategy experiences, like those of the main series. Despite their free-to-play business model, these games failed to captivate players. The new version will offer an experience faithful to the franchise and is presented as a 4X strategy game. It is possible that the two versions will be similar, given TiMi Studios’ expertise in porting console games to mobile.
Michael Mann, head of World’s Edge studio, revealed a teaser announcing this new way to play Age of Empires on mobile. The game promises to be unique and visually impressive, allowing players to build their empire wherever they are.