Microsoft is looking to get big into mobile gaming this generation, and Age of Empires Mobile may be a part of that plan. With the company looking to launch an Xbox Game Store for mobile, the company is ramping up its mobile output.
Revealed as part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary, Age of Empires Mobile is an intriguing new title. Will it be another Clash of Clans ripoff? Or will it be an actual RTS?
What is Age of Empires Mobile?
Revealed in a short trailer, Age of Empires Mobile is currently a mystery. The new title aims to be a new RTS in the long-running series; but will it be a proper game or will it be another free-to-play disaster?
In the past, Microsoft has released a number of AoE games on mobile. For example, 2015’s Age of Empires: Castle Siege was a lame tower defence game. However, Age of Empires: World Domination was an RTS that lasted just one year.
With Microsoft looking to expand the Age of Empires franchise into a more traditional RTS again, this gives us more hope for this spin-off. Hopefully, this will be a true AoE experience on mobile. If not, we hope it’ll still be good.
AoE Mobile is posed to be the best portable adaptation of the series yet. With Microsoft finally braving porting the series to non-traditional RTS platforms like Xbox consoles, we have a lot of hope in this announcement.
When does it release?
Currently, there’s no concrete release date for AoE Mobile, as much as we’d like one. While we’d like to see the game launch on phones as soon as possible, it looks like the title may release sometime in 2023.
As it stands, Microsoft has only given a vague “coming soon” release date for the game. Coming soon? Not coming soon enough!
What do you think about AoE Mobile? Are you excited for a true mobile RTS? Tell us in the comments below!