Gamescom 2023: Age of Empires IV and Humankind shadow drop onto Game Pass Ultimate

Age of Empires IV

During the opening night of Gamescom 2023, hosted by none other than Geoff Keighley, Game Pass Ultimate received two new titles with no prior warning; Age of Empires IV and Humankind. Two fantastic strategy games are now playable in the cloud via Game Pass.

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Age of Empires IV

The award-winning and best-selling strategy franchise continues with Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition, putting you at the center of even more epic historical battles that shaped the world.

Age of Empires IV has been a part of PC Game Pass for a while but it has now made its move over to the consoles and, just as importantly, the cloud. The Series S|X consoles target 1080p and 4K resolution, respectively, both with 60FPS.

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Rewrite history by shaping a civilization as unique as you are. Combine 60 cultures from the Ancient Era to the Modern Age to lead your empire to victory. Build thriving cities, outsmart rivals in epic battles, spread your influence and leave your mark on HUMANKIND™.

We are keeping an eye on Gamescom to see what else Microsoft has in store for us. Let us know what got you excited about the opening night below!

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