Age of Empires IV Xbox release has not been completely ruled out. According to Microsoft's Shannon Loftis and Adam Isgreen, the team is going to explore their options once they wrap up the development of the PC version.
Microsoft and Relic Entertainment finally revealed the upcoming Age of Empires IV and it's safe to say that the look and the gameplay got many fans excited for the release. At the moment, the details about Age of Empires IV are pretty scarce but we know that the game is set in the Middle Ages and it won't be coming anytime soon.
According to some earlier rumours, Age of Empires IV is currently scheduled to release sometime in 2021 for PC. Xbox owners will probably wonder if there is any possibility that Microsoft port the game to the next-gen console - Xbox Project Scarlett - since strategies are not so uncommon on consoles anymore.
Well, Microsoft are yet to officially announce Age of Empires IV. At the moment the game is confirmed exclusively for PC, but by the looks of it, the console port has not been completely ruled out.
Speaking to Stevivor at XO19 event in London, Microsoft's Shannon Loftis and Adam Isgreen said that the main focus of the team is to create the best possible experience on PC but at the same time, to look at the different ways that people want to experience Age of Empires IV.
"We want to make it great on the PC. But then, I think the whole concept of the platform is about to change with Xbox. We are working hard to make sure to visualize all the different ways that people are going to want to experience Age [of Empires]. But our number one priority is to make it work great with keyboard and mouse."
“We’re going to explore our options, once we have our wonderful PC game, then we’ll start looking at other ways that we can show up,” Loftis explained.
While this is far from a confirmation, at least we know that console version is something that Microsoft and Relic will seriously consider. However, one thing is for sure, it won't be a simultaneous release on both PC and Xbox.