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Sep 28, 2022

Age of Empires celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a live stream, in-game special events, and update for Age of Empires IV

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From Press Release:

This morning on Xbox Wire, the Age of Empires team announced the Age of Empires 25th Anniversary Broadcast, celebrating a huge milestone for the franchise. The broadcast will take place on Tuesday, October 25 and can be viewed on TwitchAgeofEmpires.com, and the official Age of EmpiresXbox and Red Bull Gaming YouTube channels. There will be announcements, interviews with the team, and plenty of surprises.

For our fans in China, we will be streaming the celebration the following day on HuyaTV, DouyuTV, and Bilibili.

Along with the news of the Anniversary Broadcast, there are other announcements today to get fans excited about the milestone celebration:

  • Age of Empires IV Anniversary Edition: This new package includes the base game, all updates made to Age of Empires IV since launch (including the Anniversary Update outlined below), and the two new civilizations — the Ottomans and Malians — in one package. This updated package will be available on October 25 on Steam, Windows and PC Game Pass.
  • Age of Empires IV Anniversary Update: Existing Age of Empires IV players will be able to enjoy in-game content with the new Ottoman and Malian civilizations, new mastery challenges, achievements and eight new maps and biomes. But that’s not all — players will also be able to jump into the start of Season Three and the arrival of Ranked Team Games alongside improvements to naval balance and the introduction of waypoint markers.

Additional details on the Anniversary Broadcast:

  • Age of Empires 25th Anniversary Broadcast
    • October 2022 marks 25 years since the release of the original Age of Empires game and we’re celebrating with the community
    • Join the Age of Empires team and community for a celebration broadcast on Tuesday, October 25 on Twitch, the Age of EmpiresXbox and Red Bull Gaming YouTube channels, and AgeofEmpires.com.
    • The show will feature announcements, interviews with the team, a celebration of all things that make Age of Empires great, and some surprises
    • The show will be available to watch on demand after broadcast on the Age of Empires YouTube channel. In China, we will be streaming the celebration the following day on HuyaTV, DouyuTV, and Bilibili.
    • Join the conversation on social media using #AoE25

Additional 25th anniversary celebration updates:

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition: 25th anniversary in-game event with challenges to unlock exclusive rewards
  • Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition: 25th anniversary in-game event with rewards inspired by Age I-IV. New maps from other titles

For more information on Age of Empires and the upcoming 25th Anniversary Broadcast, stay tuned to Xbox Wire and follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates.