Age of Empires 4 beta testers ‘recommend it’


According to a straw poll among Age of Empires 4 beta testers, a majority of testers recommend Microsoft's upcoming real-time strategy game.

Concept artwork for Age of Empires IV Closed Beta

The poll suggests that 500 beta testers recommend the game, with another 250 saying they will recommend it if certain bugs are fixed and tweaks applied ahead of launch.

A strong majority: That leaves about 140 respondents saying no, which seems like a pretty ringing endorsement. Real-time strategy games are thin on the ground these days, and fans of the genre are eager to see Microsoft revive its classic series.

October launch: Age of Empires 4 is in development across Relic Entertainment and Microsoft's own studio World's Edge. The game is scheduled to launch on October 28th for PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming.