The Age of Empires license will return to smartphones.
It is not yet confirmed thatage of empires Mobile which will be released on iOS and android which is the world version of Return to Empire. For memory, Microsoft and World’s Edge have already collaborated with Tencent’s TiMi Studios to develop a Chinese version of Age of Empires. It offers an authentic experience of the license and presents itself as a 4X strategy game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate). Both versions could be similar, given TiMi Studios’ expertise in porting console IPs to smartphones.
A teaser for Age of Empires Mobile
Michael Mann, head of US studio World’s Edge, said:
You may have seen a glimpse of a whole new way to play Age of Empires, as the series heads to mobile. This unique and visually impressive title will allow you to build your empire wherever you are. If you liked this announcement, know that we will tell you more very soon…
We have no information regarding the launch of Age of Empires Mobile at this time, but Microsoft should let fans know by early 2023.
The failure of the mobile port for the Age of Empires license
Before Return to Empire in China, which did not really appeal to Asian players, Age of Empires arrived on smartphones via Age of Empires: Castle Siege and Age of Empires: World Domination. Both of these games felt more like Clash of Clans real-time strategy games than the complex and expansive historical real-time strategy games like those in the main series. Success will never be there, despite an economic model based on free-to-play.