"On the one hand, it looks retro, like your mind's eye remembers it from 1999, but on the other, the pixel count has vastly increased."
The classic strategy title is back, and Microsoft celebrated this fact by reminding us how we used to play.
We talked with creative director Adam Isgreen about modernising the retro game, while also staying faithful to the original.
We got to try the strategy title at Gamescom in Cologne, after a release date was shared earlier this week.
It'll be a Game Pass title for PC, and allow for cross-play between Steam and Windows players.
We spoke to Age of Empires' project manager Bert Beeckman at E3 about what's different this time around, and what's stayed the same.
We got our hands on the returning RTS classic at this year's E3.
We may well see the game arrive soon, since this year marks its 20th birthday, and we've already got a Definitive Edition of the first game.