The extremely popular strategy game, Age of Empires, is coming to mobile phones in line with the trend being followed by several other games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and more.
The announcement comes during Age of Empires’ 25th-anniversary broadcast with World’s Edge and Xbox Games Studios confirming that the legendary title was going from PC to iOS and Android.
This will be Microsoft’s latest attempt to break into the mobile gaming market, and it’s already got a leg up with its acquisition of Activision Blizzard King that is set to complete in 2023.
However, this isn’t the first time Age of Empires has been released on mobile but it is the most promising adaptation yet after the launch of Age of Empires: Castle Siege, a tower defense game, and Age of Empires: World Domination, a real-time strategy game, on mobile back in 2015.
These games were fairly short-lived, with Castle Siege shutting down after just four years and World Domination being shut down within just a year.
Age of Empires Trailer
The announcement included a brief trailer, but the company did not reveal any first looks at the game play, but it will be interesting to see how developers manage to convert the complex strategy game into something that’s suitable for a mobile device for on-the-go playing experience.