Following the fall release window Microsoft attached to Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition during E3, the game finally received the launch date of November 14 during the company's Inside Xbox presentation at gamescom today.
As previously announced, the game is heading to both the Microsoft Store and Steam, with Xbox Game Pass subscribers on PC also gaining access from day one. Players on Steam and Windows 10 will also be able to play together thanks to cross-play.
In addition to the familiar base game contents, the Definitive Edition ships with four new civilizations, three new campaigns, and an array of gameplay improvements. Those who are interested in jumping in early and helping the developer squash bugs, beta sign-ups are available now on the official website for joining the Age Insider program.
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is now up for pre-order with a $19.99 price tag across both the Microsoft Store and Steam. However, during the Inside Xbox stream, Microsoft said that its "friends over at Valve are offering a 25% discount to upgrade to the Definitive Edition" for anyone who plays the old Age of Empires II HD Edition. It seems this offer isn't available just yet though.
Don't forget that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition arrived to the Xbox Game Pass PC subscription today, which now also features cross-play between Windows 10 and Steam versions.