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Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition Now Available on Xbox

Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition, the popular RTS game that was previously released on PC, is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. The Xbox version of the game comes with native controller support and updated menus for easier console gaming.

Players can choose to purchase the game individually or access it through the Game Pass subscription service. This release marks the first time Age of Empires 4 is available on consoles, allowing a wider audience to experience the award-winning real-time strategy gameplay.

Similar to its predecessors, Age of Empires 4 puts players in control of a civilization, where they must gather resources, build cities, and strengthen their military forces to become a dominant power. The game offers four distinct campaigns with 35 missions, spanning 500 years of history from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance.

Some of the enhancements made for the Xbox version include a console-friendly user interface with updated menus and toolboxes, a villager priority system for efficient resource collection, and a site menu system that offers easy command and build options. The game also provides accessibility options such as adjustable difficulty, in-game narration, and high contrast mode.

Players can choose between using an Xbox controller or a keyboard and mouse for input. The game supports multiplayer gameplay, allowing up to seven friends to participate or spectate in PvP or PvE matches on Xbox Series X|S. Xbox One players can join with up to three friends.

In terms of performance, Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition on Xbox supports up to 4K resolution on Xbox Series X, 1080p on Xbox Series S, 1440p on Xbox One X, and 900p on other Xbox One devices. Xbox Series X offers 60fps gameplay, while Xbox Series S supports up to 60fps, and Xbox One is optimized for up to 30fps.

The release of Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition on Xbox opens up new possibilities for fans of the franchise and introduces the acclaimed RTS gameplay to a wider console audience. With its engaging strategic gameplay and updated features, the game remains true to its PC origins while delivering an enjoyable experience on consoles.

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– Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition now on Xbox consoles
– Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition for Xbox features and enhancements
– Information on Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition on Xbox