Age of Empires Online

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Age of Empires Online
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Robot Entertainment
Microsoft Game Studios
Status(es)
Offline
Age of Empires
Real-time Strategy, MMO
DVD-ROMDigital Download
Keyboard, Mouse
Microsoft Windows
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Retail Features
Gameplay-Multi-player.pngGameplay-MMO.png
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Windows XP
CPU(s)
2.0 GHz
RAM
1 GB
Graphics RAM
128 MB
HDD Space
3 GB
Retail Recommended Specifications
RAM
2 GB
United Nations International Release Date(s)
SteamWindows.png Steam for Windows
March 272012
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows
August 162011
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Age of Empires Online (abbreviated AoEO), was a history-based real-time strategy computer game under development, to be released in 2011 and digitally distributed.[1] Developed by Robot Entertainment and published by Microsoft.[2] It was the first Age of Empires game to feature Games for Windows – LIVE functionality, and was the first game developed by Robot Entertainment.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires Online features the standard gameplay of past games with the addition of: A persistent online capital city that lives and grows even when you’re offline, Cooperative multiplayer quests, trading and a level-based system that lets you progress at your own pace, Fun, approachable style and storylines, for Windows – Live.

This game would be blending the real-time strategy (RTS) with massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming.[3]

Civilizations[edit | edit source]

The Greek civilization is the only civilization playable at the time of the beta, but will expand to others at launch and post-launch. Greeks were chosen because, "The ancient Greeks are a well-known civilization, and their history includes many interesting events and personalities that will be familiar to people. In going back to this era of history, the Greeks were a natural choice." [4]

Development[edit | edit source]

Age of Empires Online (under the working title Project S(Spartan),[5] is the most recent game developed by Robot Entertainment, and one of its first games. Before being announced, the game was believed to be based on the Halo franchise. Kotaku then reported later that the game played a lot like Age of Empires.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Unknown (August 16, 2010). Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved on 2010-08-16
  2. Microsoft (August 16, 2010). Microsoft Heralds a New Age of Gaming With "Age of Empires Online". Microsoft. Retrieved on 2010-08-16
  3. http://www.katonda.com/news/18/2010/1702
  4. Unknown (August 16, 2010). Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved on 2010-08-16
  5. Luke Plunkett (July 7, 2010). Ex-Age of Empires Devs Working On Microsoft StrategyGame. Kotaku. Retrieved on 2010-08-16

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