Age of Empires: DE launches on Steam with cross play support, Age of Empires II DE also coming on November 14

Good news for Age of Empires fan, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is launching today on Steam for $19.99 with support for crossplay with the Microsoft Store version released last year. The game is also available today Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Age of Empires: DE didn’t receive great reviews when it was released on the Microsoft Store last year, but Microsoft has released several post-release patches to fix some bugs and add new features. This new Steam release complete with crossplay support is pretty big news for fans of the RTS game, but Microsoft had more exciting Age of Empires news to share today.

Indeed, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is available to pre-order on both the Microsoft Store and Steam today with a $19.99 launch price. The game will be released on November 14, and it will be available on Xbox Game Pass for PC and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on day one. Age of Empires II: DE will also support crossplay between Windows 10 and Steam, just like Age of Empires: DE. 

“Our goal is to make the best possible version of Age II that we can, working right alongside our community. So while Age II DE’s release is only a few months away, you can sign up to participate in the Age II DE beta right now – visit to join the Age Insider program – and help us tune and refine Age II even further," the Xbox team said today.

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