Microsoft today announced that Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition and Age of Empires IV games are coming to Xbox in 2023. While Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition will be available on Xbox on January 31, 2023, Age of Empires IV will be available later in the year.
Age of Empires is designed for PC input mode (keyboard and mouse). To make it work on Xbox using a controller, Microsoft has designed a new tutorial with a new user experience for console to help players get started. Microsoft has also added a new game AI which helps make resource management in a strategy game efficient and intuitive.
Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox version of Age of Empires will also support keyboard and mouse. As expected, Age of Empires will support optional crossplay between platforms, allowing you to play with your friends on Xbox and on PC. Microsoft will also bring the game to Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta).
Both console versions of the games will be available through the Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.