The ‘final edition’ of Age of Empires 3 has been officially assessed by Australia’s rating system. That this version was coming is no surprise given the definitive editions of parts 1 and 2 that appeared in 2018 and 2019 respectively, but it is still nice to see the confirmation.
The fact that the classification (PG – ‘mild themes and violence’) is now online means that an announcement will soon follow from Microsoft. It is of course to hope that a release does not have to last too long. Meanwhile, work is also going on on a completely new part in the RTS series, Age of Empires IV, but it will take a little longer.
The classic medieval RPGs of yesteryear have been revised more often since their original releases, such as with the Age of Empires II HD Remaster. With the definitive editions created by development studio Forgotten Empires under the Microsoft banner, the games are once again given a very modern look, with not only visual improvements such as 4K resolutions and completely new animations, but also QoL optimizations such as extensions of the population cap and an improved / extended user interface.
It remains to be seen what improvements Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition as this game was already a lot more modern than its two predecessors. If you missed the previous 2 definitive editions, read the rave FOK! Reviews of parts one and two.
Age of Empires 3 (original)