Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition cover
Developers
Forgotten Empires
Publishers
Microsoft Studios
Release dates
Windows February 20, 2018[1]
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition at Wikipedia
Age of Empires
Age of Empires 1997
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 1999
Age of Mythology 2002
Age of Empires III 2005
Age of Empires Online 2011
Age of Empires II HD 2013
Age of Mythology: Extended Edition 2014
Age of Empires: Castle Siege 2014
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition 2018
Age of Empires IV TBA

Key points

Updated version of the original Age of Empires.

General information

Overview of new features

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Windows
All versions require Microsoft Store and Arxan Anti-Tamper DRM.[citation needed]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ActiveSync\LocalState\Games\Age of Empires DE\Config\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ActiveSync\LocalState\Games\Age of Empires DE\Saved Games\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Game Settings
Game Settings
Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Menus fixed in 16:9
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Window can be resized at any time to any aspect ratio.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
On/off (unspecified method).
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Hotkey Editor
Hotkey Editor

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Campaign narration is read aloud from the text on the UI before starting a mission. No in-game narration or subtitles.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Mexican Spanish
Vietnamese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8
Online play
8

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Online lobby browser with no indication of player skill.
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

64-bit OS is required.
Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (1703)
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Dual Core Intel Core i5 Quad Core 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Intel HD 4000
1 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
ATI Radeon HD 5850
2 GB of VRAM

References