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Age of Empires Online

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Gas Powered Games
Release Date: Aug. 16, 2011

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'Age of Empires Online' Development Moved To Gas Powered Games

by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2011 @ 1:27 a.m. PST

Age of Empires Online invites players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe.

Begin the journey with your own Greek civilization, and watch as it progresses from a village to an empire. Embark on quests along the way, alone or with friends, and immerse yourself in epic tales, quirky characters, adventure, history and strategy. Together with the Games for Windows – LIVE service, “Age of Empires Online” delivers a rich, social experience that lets you play however you want — anywhere, anytime.

Marrying fresh features with iconic gameplay, “Age of Empires Online” offers something for long-time fans, newcomers and everyone in between.

Gas Powered Games is now lead developer of Age of Empires Online.

Microsoft's been working with Gas Powered Games for some time now on a collection of great new content packs. In that time, it’s become really clear Chris Taylor and his team share our passion to make this one of the best games in Age of Empires franchise history. Rest assured, there’s a dedicated team of folks both at Microsoft and GPG who will continue to work hard to make sure this game blows you away. Not only is GPG polishing the current content for launch, but they’re working on a ton of cool new content like Booster Packs, Vanity Packs, and entirely new civilizations.

This does not mean the game will be delayed, Age of Empires Online is still on schedule to launch this year with a tremendous amount of content.

Key Features:

  • A persistent online capitol city that lives and grows even when you’re offline
  • Cooperative multiplayer quests, trading and a level-based system that lets you progress at your own pace
  • Fun, approachable style and storylines
  • Free-to-play experiences via Games for Windows – Live

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