During GamesCom 2017, Microsoft made a few announcement in regards to the Age of Empires series.
Microsoft has confirmed that Age of Empires 4 is in development and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is set to be released October 19 with a short trailer posted on YouTube by Microsoft.
— Windows (@Windows) August 21, 2017
The definitive edition will include 4K graphics, remastered soundtrack and improved gameplay mechanics. Some features posted in Age of Empire’s blog.
We couldn’t just relaunch one. Just like we created the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition to honor fans of the series and PC gamers everywhere, we wanted to commit to improving the entire franchise. Get ready for history to repeat itself!
Says Adam Isgreen, Creative Director of Microsoft Studio on Xbox Wire.
This means we will also be seeing Age of Empires 2 and 3 getting the remastered treatment soon.