In a move that surprised gamers, Xbox has delivered on its promise, bringing Age of Empires 4 to consoles without any prior announcement, and it’s making quite a bang. Controller players are in for a treat as they can now enjoy this highly acclaimed game, complete with all the content from the Anniversary Edition.
The official Xbox blog has provided insights into the adaptations made for this console version. To make the transition from PC to console seamless, the development teams, including strategy experts from World’s Edge, Climax Studios, and Relic Entertainment, have carefully tailored the controls. They’ve intelligently integrated all the keyboard shortcuts into an intuitive interface that can be easily navigated with a controller.
One of the standout features is the new radial menu, which simplifies the process of switching between different tools. Additionally, the priority system for villagers has been streamlined, allowing players to assign tasks with a simple button press. However, for those who crave the classic PC gaming experience, there’s always the option to connect a keyboard-mouse combo to the console.
Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition is now available on both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, and what’s even more exciting is that it’s accessible through the Game Pass, making it easier than ever for players to dive into this epic strategy game on their preferred Xbox console.