There’s a big announcement about the Age of Empires franchise coming up this week from Gamescom in Germany, and it’ll be part of the Inside Xbox showcase presented by Microsoft.
The announcement is set for August 19, or this coming Monday, at 17:00 CEST (8:00 PT), and it’ll be taking place in Cologne’s Gloria Theater. Fans around the world will be able to tune in via Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
The official Age of Empires Twitter account has a post telling fans to tune in to the presentation for “some exciting news” about the franchise, but didn’t go into detail about what they’re planning on revealing. It’ll be part of a larger presentation that includes reveals for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Gears 5, Battletoads, and more.
So what does Microsoft have up its sleeve for Gamescom? There are at least two Age of Empires projects in the pipeline right now, one of which is the Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. That game will feature remastered 4K visuals, remastered audio, and a new campaign called The Last Khans. It’s due out sometime this fall, and this upcoming announcement may be related to that release date.