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Is Age of Empires IV on Xbox Game Pass?

Age of Empires IV, Relic Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios' upcoming RTS, is set to release for PC (via Microsoft Store and Steam) on Oct. 28, 2021.
Age of Empires IV, Relic Entertainment and Xbox Game Studios' upcoming RTS, is set to release for PC (via Microsoft Store and Steam) on Oct. 28, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Xbox Game Studios

Is Age of Empires IV on Xbox Game Pass?

With the previous game in the beloved real-time strategy series, Age of Empires III, having came out in October 2005, fans have waited 15 years for its upcoming next installment to release. Here's the breakdown of whether or not Age of Empires IV is available on Xbox Game Pass.

Is Age of Empires IV on Xbox Game Pass?

Age of Empires IV is set to release for PC (via Microsoft Store and Steam) on Oct. 28, 2021. From day one, it will also be included with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate.

Spearheaded by the efforts of developer Relic Entertainment and publisher Xbox Game Studios, Age of Empires IV is set to have one of the most beloved real-time strategy games return to glory, putting players once again at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world.

Featuring both familiar and "innovative" new ways for players to expand their empire in vast landscapes with 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV aims to evolve the real-time strategy series to a new generation.

Players are said to be able to play how they want with user-generated content tools for custom games, PVP and PVE multiplayer modes up to seven other players, and a signature Campaign story mode.

Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's video game subscription service, has picked up major momentum in the past year as more and more third-party publishers launch their brand-new games on the platform.

For more on Microsoft's subscription service, feel free to check out our coverage of whether or not Alan Wake’s American Nightmare is available on Xbox Game Pass.