Gamescom 2019 – Microsoft’s new Age of Empires arm is not a developer, firm


The newly-announced Age of Empires studio headed up by Shannon Loftis at Microsoft is not straight generating games, but alternatively is much more of a production outfit overseeing other studios’ function on the IP.

That is according to Microsoft inventive director Adam Isgreen, who told that the company’s duty is to make confident that Age of Empire games from other studios are going in the proper path.

Microsoft has worked with developer Forgotten Empires for the Definitive Edition of Age of Empires – which was released in 2018 – and the modern day update of its sequel that is launching in November. Isgreen says that Australia’s Tantalus Media is operating on Age of Empires III Definitive Edition, also.

That is on top rated of the Large M bringing in Sega-owned Relic Entertainment on-board to make Age of Empires four.

The new Age of Empires venture was announced at E3 2019 alongside Microsoft’s buy of adventure game specialist Double Fine. 

“We do have an internal group but we’re genuinely delivering oversight to our great improvement partners – our group at Forgotten Empires that created Age of Empires Definitive Edition and is operating on Age of Empires II – Definitive Edition, but we also have a group in Australia – Tantalus Media – that is operating on Age of Empires III,” Isgreen explained.

“We have Relic up in Vancouver. But they are also assisting every single other out with all the games, also. Our part at Microsoft is to allow these excellent developers to make Age merchandise and to be the overseers and the ones generating confident that we’re on-message and on-brand for delivering what we think to be excellent Age of Empires experiences. They are accessible, for all ages and you might find out a thing about history no matter if you want to or not. That type of strategy, a game that is accessible that is genuinely meant for a huge audience, across the planet. We have a great userbase from all across the globe that plays Age of Empires games each and every month and we want to make confident we can bring everyone in, not just from precise cultures.”

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