Age of Empires developers 'have not forgotten about Age of Mythology'

Age of Empires developers 'have not forgotten about Age of Mythology'

The beloved Age of Empires spin-off was released in 2002, but got an expansion more recently in 2016.


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Aʜᴇad ᴏꜰ Sᴀᴛurᴅᴀʏ's Age ᴏꜰ Empires fᴀɴ ᴇᴠᴇɴt, Microsᴏꜰt arrᴀɴged a ʀᴏᴜɴᴅtᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴterᴠɪᴇᴡ wɪᴛh ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘers ꜰʀᴏᴍ Xʙᴏx Gaᴍᴇ Studios ᴀɴd tʜᴇ ᴄᴜʀʀᴇɴᴛ ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘers ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Age ᴏꜰ Empires series ᴀᴛ Relic Entertaɪɴᴍᴇnt. While tʜᴇ ɪɴterᴠɪᴇᴡ wᴀs ᴍᴏsᴛly focᴜsed ᴏɴ tʜᴇ ᴜᴘcomɪɴg Age ᴏꜰ Empires 4, ᴀɴotʜᴇr ɢᴀᴍᴇ ᴄᴀᴍᴇ ᴜᴘ—2002's Age ᴏꜰ Mythoʟᴏɢy, a spɪɴ-ᴏꜰf thᴀᴛ ᴛʀᴀᴅᴇd AoE's ᴍᴏʀᴇ ɢʀᴏᴜɴᴅed ʜɪstᴏʀy ꜰᴏʀ Greek, Nᴏʀse, ᴀɴd Egyptiᴀɴ ᴍʏthoʟᴏɢy. Soᴍᴇᴏɴe ᴀsked ɪꜰ Mythoʟᴏɢy ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ɢᴇᴛ tʜᴇ Defɪɴɪᴛive Edɪᴛiᴏɴ treᴀᴛᴍᴇnt ɢɪᴠᴇn ᴛᴏ ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ Age ᴏꜰ Empires ɢᴀᴍᴇs.

"I've said this before, and I'll say it again: I have not forgotten about Age of Mythology," said franchise creative director Adam Isgreen. "It comes up all the time."

Microsoft did re-release Age of Mythology on Steam back in 2014, and actually followed it up with an expansion, Tale of the Dragon, in 2016. That's better treatment than many '90s and 2000s strategy games have gotten, but in the last five years it hasn't gotten any of the love Microsoft has shown the main Age series.

Isgreen didn't commit to a sequel or new expansion, but the enthusiastic response from the developers suggests that a new Age of Mythology isn't outside the realm of possibility. A new expansion for the classic game also seems plausible—Microsoft is still releasing expansions for the Age of Empires series thanks to their popularity on Steam.

"Stay tuned," Isgreen said. "We have not forgotten about it. I love Age of Mythology. I love mythology in general. We love the franchise. We're not pretending it's not there or anything like that. We know."

"Absolutely we know," added senior executive producer Michael Mann. "We're listening. We're 100 percent listening on that request."

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