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Age of Empires 4 gameplay reveal is coming tomorrow

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Age of Empires 4 was announced back in 2017, but since then we've learned very little about the Relic-developed sequel—that will change very soon. We'll be able to see it in action for the very first time during X019 on November 14. 

In August, Xbox Games Marketing GM Aaron Greenberg said we'd be getting our first look during X019, but in case you forgot—I totally did—he's teased again with a gif. 

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While the Xbox branding has dominated Microsoft's gaming stuff for years, it's still strange to see this quintessential PC strategy series unveiled at an event that bills itself as a celebration of all things Xbox. As well as the gameplay reveal, I wouldn't be surprised if we got a release date, too, or at least a release window. 

The first footage will appear alongside the launch of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition. It's a remaster that's approaching a remake in many areas, though the fundamentals remain largely the same as they've always been. It's a game designed for people who are already fans, and should keep them all pretty happy. Give my Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition review a read for more details. 

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.