Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition Gets New Trailer During Gamescom
Xbox Game Studios unveiled Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition during Gamescom Opening Night Live after months of rumors and speculation. Tantalus Media and Forgotten Empires are updating the classic Age of Empires title with 4K visuals, a remastered soundtrack, and new game modes. Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition will have cross-network multiplayer with spectator mode, mod support, and much more. Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition releases on October 15th for PC, and it will be joining the extensive Game Pass for PC lineup.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition released last year, causing many fans of the series to speculate that Tantalus Media and Forgotten Empires would be moving on to the next title in the series. The impressive 4K visuals of the freshly updated Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition show how far technology has come since the initial release way back in 2005. Gamers will have 14 different civilizations to choose between in Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition, with Historical Battles and challenge missions called The Art of War added to the game.
“We did a complete grassroots rebuild of it (Age of Empires 3),” said director of development at Tantalus Media, Joss Ellis. “I mean, the art looked good at the time, but we’ve rebuilt every single model, every single texture, we’ve moved it from DX 9 to DX 11 with a PBR lighting model. We’ve got ambient inclusion, we’ve got loads of nice little touches. Some things like when you’re walking through the grass and they beat it down, so actually, if you’re following someone quickly you can spot where they’ve been.”
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