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Age of Empires IV is an upcoming real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Xbox Game Studios. It is the fourth main title in the Age of Empires series and will run on a new iteration of Relic's Essence Engine.
Announced on August 21, 2017, it is planned for release in the Fall of 2021. At the X019 event, in-engine gameplay footage along with the English and Mongol civilizations were revealed on November 14, 2019.
- Asymmetric civilization design
- Automatically generated paths and roads
- Grid-based building placement
- Fire mechanic for wood building destruction
- Forest ambushes
- Landmark buildings for Age advancement
- Multiple farm types (e.g., wheat farm)
- Unit combat and movement on walls
- Unit line of sight (LOS) and movement limited by obstructions (e.g. forests)
Four campaigns are planned for launch. The confirmed campaign is:
Eight civilizations are planned for launch. The confirmed civilizations are:
|Age of Empires|
|Age of Empires||The Rise of Rome · Definitive Edition|
|Age of Empires II||The Conquerors · The Forgotten · The African Kingdoms · Rise of the Rajas · Definitive Edition (The Last Khans) · Lords of the West · Dawn of the Dukes|
|Age of Empires III||The WarChiefs · The Asian Dynasties · Definitive Edition|
|Age of Mythology||The Titans · Tale of the Dragon|
|Age of Empires IV|
|Age of Empires Online · Age of Empires: Castle Siege|
|Handheld||Age of Empires: The Age of Kings · Age of Empires: Mythologies|
|Mobile||Age of Empires II Mobile (Deluxe) · Age of Empires III Mobile · Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties Mobile · Age of Empires: World Domination|
|Tabletop||Age of Empires: Expandable Card Game · Age of Mythology: The Boardgame · Glenn Drover's Empires: The Age of Discovery|