Age Of Empires 4 Won’t Have In-App Purchases Or Microtransactions

Microsoft recently showed off the first look at upcoming strategy game, Age of Empires 4, and now we’re starting to learn more and more about the upcoming game.

According to the developer, Age of Empires 4 is taking a more consumer-friendly approach to controversial microtransactions in the game – by getting rid of them completely.

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Players will be able to purchase the upcoming game outright, or they’ll be able to play it as a part of Xbox Game Pass, and once you own the game, you own the game.

Age of Empires creative director Adam Isgreen said [via PCGamesN]: “The idea of microtransactions in a real-time strategy game isn’t a thing.”

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It’s good news for players who don’t like to keep up with in-app purchases, but it doesn’t mean that Age of Empires 4 will be releasing as a full and complete edition from day one. If you want that, there’ll still be expansions to buy.

“DLC, expansions – all of that is things that we’re going to be exploring for Age 4,” said Isgreen. This doesn’t just apply to Age 4 though, as Isgreen also confirmed the studio has plans to keep providing new DLC content for previous Age games too.

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“We want to have those conversations with the community, to figure out what we can add,” he said on bringing new DLC to the games. “What are the things they want to see in the game? Things like game modes.

“While we definitely already have ideas in terms of where we want to go past Age 4, in terms of expansions and stuff, a lot of that is going to be driven by the community and the players, where they want to see the game going,” Isgreen explained.

We don’t have a release date for Age of Empires 4 as of yet. In case you missed it, check out the first gameplay reveal below!

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