Age of Empires Online Unveiled

The fabled RTS from Microsoft rises again without its old developer. Despite the closing of Ensemble Studios, the franchise has not ended as Microsoft has decided to blow life into the series again. With the online route however, it seems Redmond wishes to emulate what Relic is planning to do with Company of Heroes.

RTS macro fans will be pleased to note that the usual base building and economy management will remain in the game as well as the medieval combat. Some notable changes however, include the obviously new online mode which will feature a persistent world that is alive 24/7, co-op gameplay to allow friends to link up their cities, a new cartoonish look, and… *sigh* Games for Windows Live connectivity.

Beta signups are happening right now so be sure to head on over to the website if you’re interested.

Age of Empires Official Website