After a delay last year, Microsoft today revealed the release of Age of Empires’ Definitive Edition, a remaster of the first game that includes reworked graphics, sound, and UI. If that sounds up your alley, you’ll be able to buy it on February 20.
But there’s a catch. You can’t buy it on Steam or GoG. According to the store listing for the game, you’ll only able to buy it for Windows’ Microsoft store here.
For more on Age Of Empires, you can read up on Age Of Empires IV here.
Trying to incentivize players to choose Microsoft store over their other digital stomping grounds with Age Of Empires, a game for a niche audience, seems pretty unwise. But hey, Age of Empires! It’s good! It’s nice to see a classic get a touch up.