Mr. Gates, can we please have another Age of Empires? Not sure if this is your department, but I figured I’d ask since you were here…
A simple question for a man who doesn’t really have that big a part in the everyday running of Microsoft. To people’s surprise, the question was answered by the man himself:
I will look into this. How many empires do you need?
While people on the internet are going crazy over the prospect that this could potentially mean a new Age of Empires game, possibly even taking the game back to its hay day of Age of Empires 2 (a series so good people are still playing it and using it as a baseline for strategy games), they may need to hold off on the enthusiasm.
When ThatNintendoFan commented saying about making it the top question on Reddit, Bill Gates reply was clear:
I think you did – sorry I can’t deliver an Empire (or an Age) easily.
So there you have it, we might have had another Age of Empires but Bill Gates decided to troll with our feelings. Now if you don’t mind me I feel like I need to start up the game and take my anger out on several AI opponents.
The team over at BonusXP, which are mainly made up of ex-Ensamble veterans who worked on the Age of Empires series, announced that they are now working on another RTS title. This time, they are taking a more sci-fi approach.
The devs are said to be working on a title called Servo, an RTS similar to Total Annihilation from what it seems at first glance. It tells the story of the human race who has abandoned Earth many years ago, only to return in search of a rare resource called “Bloom”.
Players are said to be given a 25 mission campaign which tells the story of humanity and its quest, while the multiplayer side is focused on player-versus-player and co-op missions. The title is said to have its early access launch “in the coming months”, being currently available for pre-order for $20. More information on it can be found on Servo can be found on their website here.
Thank you Kotaku for providing us with this information
Microsoft has far from abandoned their child Age of Empires and is readying a new version of the game. It will be fully presented at the PAX Prime 2014 that starts in a couple of days. Age of Empires: Castle Siege will be a Windows 8 exclusive and is a joint developed game between Microsoft itself and Smoking Gun Interactive Game Studios. The new game is specially designed to take advantage of touch-based devices with lot of swipe functions.
The new game also allows you to connect with your friends through the Xbox Live portal and compete for the crown. The goal of the game is the usual you’re used to from the series, gather resources, build your castles, forts and armies and then attack the enemy players for the victory.
The player has six civilization to chose from, each with their unique cultural units. The game progress is saved between multiple Windows 8 devices if you should have more then one and it will feature in-game purchases to accelerate game play. The new Age of Empires has a size of 168MB and will only be available as digital download from the Windows stores.
Thank you Microsoft for providing this information
Another Humble bundle has just gone up and this time its “Humble Jumbo Bundle 2”.
Humble bundles are packs of games that you can buy for as much or as little as you want to pay. In this bundle you can get: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, Deadlight and Galactic Civilizations II: Ultimate Edition for as little as a penny, if you want steam versions then its a $1 minimum.
If you pay more than the average you can also get: Terraria, The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition and Crusader Kings II (plus 3 DLC packs) as well as the above titles.
If you pay more than $15 you get all the above plus Age of Empires Legacy Bundle. You can decide where the money goes, it can go to the American Red Cross Charity and Child’s play charity, to the developers or to Humble. You can customize exactly how you want to split the payment too! This is a great way to try games that you wouldn’t usually buy and also to bulk up your steam library.
If you bought all these titles separately it would cost you $210 so you can really make a great saving. Games are usually added throughout the 2 weeks the bundles are available for and you automatically gain the extra games.
To grab any of the above games for your collection click Here