Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition is now available on Xbox. Listed below we have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions:
When does Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition come to Xbox?
Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition is available on Xbox X|S and Xbox One for digital download now! Jump into the action with the tutorial, Rise of a King; play four epic campaigns that span 500 years of human history; or choose from 10 civilizations to play in single player or multiplayer matches.
What Xbox versions are supported?
Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition is available on Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X. The game can also be played via Cloud gaming devices that allow for controller input.
Are there hardware restrictions?
Xbox Series X|S allows for up to 8-player matches, whereas Xbox One devices allow for 4-player matches on small map sizes.
Are the controls the same as Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition for Xbox?
We have reimagined Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition for console to provide the best player experience – we learned a lot in successfully bringing Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition to console and the controls are very comparable, with some differences and improvements, to cater to the UI in Age of Empires IV.
Check out our Learn to Play videos to see how the Xbox controls work in Age of Empires IV.
Can I use a keyboard and mouse with the console version? Do I have to use a controller?
Players on Xbox devices can use a controller, or mouse and keyboard.
I bought the game on Xbox, do I also receive it on PC?
Yes! If you purchase Age of Empires IV: Anniversary Edition from your Xbox console, you will also receive the entitlement for the Microsoft Store (PC) version of the game.
I’ve played the game previously on PC. Will my campaign progression and Achievements transfer?
So long as you are playing with the same Gamertag, your campaign progression and Achievements will remain linked to that account. Note that mid-mission campaign and skirmish games will not follow you between devices.
Will there be separate Ranked ladders for console?
Yes, there will be a separate 1v1 Ranked ladder for players on controller. You can find the leaderboard here. Age of Empires IV Console Leaderboards - Age of Empires
Can I still play my favorite Mods?
User generated content (UGC) is downloadable by Xbox Console players.
Will the Content Editor be available?
The Content Editor is only available on PC. While User Generated Content (UGC) can only be made via the Content Editor on PC, created Mods will be downloadable on Xbox Console.
Will cross-play be available with PC?
Cross-play between console and PC platforms is not available at this time.
What is this expansion appearing in Steam wishlists?
Coming Soon: The Sultans Ascend - the biggest expansion for Age of Empires IV yet! Step into history as you explore new territories, lead powerful armies, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Middle East. Add The Sultans Ascend to your Wishlist now and get ready for an epic journey that will redefine your Age of Empires IV adventure. More details coming soon!