Microsoft Announces Age of Empires 20th Anniversary Remaster

By Matt Wales on at

At today's PC Gaming Show, Microsoft unveiled a newly remastered version of its classic real-time strategy game, Age of Empires.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, as it's known, is here to celebrate the game's 20th birthday, and features new graphics, a remastered soundtrack, new zoom levels and improved gameplay. The latter, we're told, includes better path finding, control groups, and a modernised the UI. We're also promised a thorough reworking of the game's multiplayer and matchmaking system.

You can see Age of Empires: Definitive Edition running in all of its newly-zoomy glory below, and you can sign up to the multiplayer beta now by visiting