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Nevasleep 10-05-2017 08:25 PM

Age of Empires Definitive Edition exclusively in the Windows Store
 
[QUOTE]We’ve chosen to release “Age of Empires: Definitive Edition” exclusively in the Windows Store and we’re excited about what that entails, including tons of Xbox Live goodness (achievements, cloud saves, multiplayer on the fastest, more reliable gaming network and more).[/QUOTE]
[URL="https://forums.ageofempires.com/discussion/47/will-it-be-available-on-steam"]AOE forums[/URL]

The game looks great, the price is right, but anyone else tempted not to buy it because of this?
Having to sign in with two or three accounts, couple moaning dialog boxes, learn how Xbox Live multiplayer is SO different and powerful compared to normal multiplayer that Steam can't handle(?), all for Microsoft to get rid of the service in a couple years.

But it still looks so good - [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDe78q1hYqM"]14 Minutes of Age of Empires Definitive Edition PC Gameplay August[/URL]

mullet2000 10-05-2017 08:26 PM

Expected, but fuck.

OnionPowder 10-05-2017 08:27 PM

It'll come to Steam at some point. Microsoft knows there is a huge AOE audience there.

No point in getting it on the windows store if the population is dead.

Protome 10-05-2017 08:27 PM

Shame. I've bought a couple of things on the Windows Store before but it's such a terrible mess I'd rather avoid doing so again. Will probably just skip this one.

Syf 10-05-2017 08:27 PM

Think I'll just go ahead and not buy this. AoE community is on Steam.

ATOMICJORGE 10-05-2017 08:28 PM

I will still buy it but I have a feeling they will release it on Steam on a later date but of course they can't talk about it just yet, the Age of Empires II HD Edition population numbers are pretty huge to ignore that install base, do we know how Age of Mythology Extended Edition sold on Steam?

Tiu Neo 10-05-2017 08:29 PM

Well, then it's not for me. I really wanted this, but my (few) experiences with Windows Store were so bad that I'm not willing to give it another chance so soon.

StrategyFan 10-05-2017 08:29 PM

haven't followed the windows store scene much. i assume nobody uses it

might be a death sentence for the multiplayer. a RTS needs lots players so that people can play without high latency and without too much skill imbalance

sant 10-05-2017 08:29 PM

How does Microsoft manage to fuck up everything PC related? Most of their games are unoptimized and the Windows Store simply does not work for most people.

IT IS YOUR OS MICROSOFT

firebricks3 10-05-2017 08:30 PM

I'm waiting for the inevitable Steam release.

secretanchitman 10-05-2017 08:30 PM

Not going to buy it if it's Windows Store exclusive, I'll wait for the eventual Steam version.

red731 10-05-2017 08:30 PM

What a shame.

Mrbob 10-05-2017 08:30 PM

That's how I look at it too. No one is going to play this online so why bother picking this up. Not like this one has the campaign of two so I wouldn't be buying this to play the campaign.

Shiggy 10-05-2017 08:30 PM

If they don't want the sales, why not?

Chezzymann 10-05-2017 08:31 PM

You can't even mod windows store games right? So for me this is basically useless. Half the fun of AoE was finding janky mods to mess the game up.

Anth0ny 10-05-2017 08:31 PM

aww son of a bitch

Dictator93 10-05-2017 08:31 PM

"I also hate it when I am successful." - Microsoft on PC gaming

Anno 10-05-2017 08:31 PM

I don't play AoE anymore but I just can't imagine buying this on something as bad as the Windows Store when the superior sequel is super well supported on Steam. Especially when there's already precedent of them eventually bringing over their games.

Wedzi 10-05-2017 08:32 PM

I'm still confused why they don't turn the Xbox app on Windows 10 into some kind of steam alternative.

TDLink 10-05-2017 08:33 PM

I give it 6 months tops before it's on steam.

FairyEmpire 10-05-2017 08:34 PM

I know they say this isn't coming to Xbox, but I still kinda hope they make it work. Proper kb+m support is coming so maybe? Also it's odd how this was under an Xbox label at both GamesCom and Games Week Milan.

jwhit28 10-05-2017 08:34 PM

I still can't get the Age of Empires III copy I owned through Games for Windows Live back.

prudislav 10-05-2017 08:34 PM

[QUOTE]Age of Empires: Definitive Edition” ... Xbox Live goodness ... the fastest, more reliable gaming network[/QUOTE]
welp ok
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StrategyFan 10-05-2017 08:34 PM

[QUOTE=Chezzymann;251051120]You can't even mod windows store games right? So for me this is basically useless. Half the fun of AoE was finding janky mods to mess the game up.[/QUOTE]

most aoe mods don't need to edit the executable so it should be very easy for them to allow those

Jonnax 10-05-2017 08:34 PM

[QUOTE] Xbox Live goodness (achievements, cloud saves, multiplayer on the fastest, more reliable gaming network and more).[/QUOTE]

Said nobody on PC ever. =|


They're also doing a re-release of AOE2. They better not have exclusive content locked out for the steam users.

But hey, it's Microsoft.

Estocolmo 10-05-2017 08:34 PM

Release Age of Empires on Xbox One!

Lingitiz 10-05-2017 08:35 PM

It must be so disheartening to work on this knowing the playerbase will be insanely small due to the Windows Store.

Stone Ocean 10-05-2017 08:35 PM

[quote=]multiplayer on the fastest, more reliable gaming network[/quote]
But its a Xbox Live exclusive

osnameless 10-05-2017 08:35 PM

[QUOTE=ATOMICJORGE;251050814]I do we know how Age of Mythology Extended Edition sold on Steam?[/QUOTE]

It sits at +1.1 million right now.

The AoE base on steam is too big to ignore, Microsoft has to release this along with the AoE III remaster and AoE IV on steam when those release.

thekonamicode 10-05-2017 08:37 PM

Not interested in buying anything from Windows Store. No shortage of games to play, so I'll wait.

With that being said, day one purchase on steam.

Windu 10-05-2017 08:38 PM

It will probably be a small download so I wouldn't expect many problems with the windows store. Large games like forza and gears seem to be the ones having the issue, something related to pausing the download.

Syf 10-05-2017 08:38 PM

[QUOTE=Wedzi;251051387]I'm still confused why they don't turn the Xbox app on Windows 10 into some kind of steam alternative.[/QUOTE] Because MS is braindead when it comes to PC gaming.

Ithil 10-05-2017 08:39 PM

This is exactly the same nonsense that ultimately killed Age of Empires Online, locking it off in their little brand instead of just putting it on Steam like everyone else.

Primus 10-05-2017 08:40 PM

Nope. Not on anywhere else besides the broke-ass Windows Store, no sale.

ProBusinessgamer 10-05-2017 08:41 PM

[QUOTE=Nevasleep;251050400][URL="https://forums.ageofempires.com/discussion/47/will-it-be-available-on-steam"]AOE forums[/URL]

The game looks great, the price is right, but anyone else tempted not to buy it because of this?
Having to sign in with two or three accounts, couple moaning dialog boxes, learn how Xbox Live multiplayer is SO different and powerful compared to normal multiplayer that Steam can't handle(?), all for Microsoft to get rid of the service in a couple years.

But it still looks so good - [URL="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDe78q1hYqM"]14 Minutes of Age of Empires Definitive Edition PC Gameplay August[/URL][/QUOTE]

Sign into 2 or 3 accounts? you are talking nonsense, when i go buy a game i click buy..and it downloads and i play. What 2 or 3 accounts are you talking about?
You are talking about MS as if its some small company like Valve is, and when i say small im talking profile, revenue, market cap, and in every way tiny compared to a MS, SO for windows app store to go, windows would have to also go... while they are nothing in mobile, when you take desktop/laptop into consideration, they still have a monopoly.
Steam is a walled garden, so is ios app store, MS app store, and anyone could argue against any app or game being exclusive to anyone of them. But you are exaggerating, and being a loud minority.

oti 10-05-2017 08:42 PM

I expect it to hit Steam once it tanks on Win10 Store like every game under the sun.

Part of me wants it to stay Win10 exclusive though, just to see how far Microsoft would go.

ProBusinessgamer 10-05-2017 08:43 PM

[QUOTE=Primus;251052482]Nope. Not on anywhere else besides the broke-ass Windows Store, no sale.[/QUOTE]

If you think its broke then maybe you should learn how to use a computer, maybe its user error. Its so broke but i can download and play games.... its easier to complain about personal failures, generally people who are fine are in the silent minority.

_Legacy_ 10-05-2017 08:43 PM

I can see why they've made that decision but Steam is the place to be for AoE fans. I'll buy when it eventually releases on Steam.

Nevasleep 10-05-2017 08:44 PM

[QUOTE=ProBusinessgamer;251052638]Sign into 2 or 3 accounts? you are talking nonsense, when i go buy a game i click buy..and it downloads and i play. What 2 or 3 accounts are you talking about?
[/QUOTE]

Microsoft account and Xbox Live account.

iceblade997 10-05-2017 08:44 PM

[QUOTE=secretanchitman;251051009]Not going to buy it if it's Windows Store exclusive, I'll wait for the eventual Steam version.[/QUOTE]

Same here. The vast majority of my other games are on Steam and I'd like to keep them all in one place.

Arulan 10-05-2017 08:44 PM

The problems with the store itself and its closed-platform nonsense notwithstanding, I don't know how anyone can purchase software on a Microsoft platform expecting it to continue to exist in a handful of years.

ProBusinessgamer 10-05-2017 08:44 PM

[QUOTE=oti;251052749]I expect it to hit Steam once it tanks on Win10 Store like every game under the sun.

Part of me wants it to stay Win10 exclusive though, just to see how far Microsoft would go.[/QUOTE]

And you have sales data from Win 10 store? i didnt think so, are there any posts that are not full of assumptions based on personal opinions.

Windu 10-05-2017 08:45 PM

[QUOTE=ProBusinessgamer;251052896]If you think its broke then maybe you should learn how to use a computer, maybe its user error. Its so broke but i can download and play games.... its easier to complain about personal failures, generally people who are fine are in the silent minority.[/QUOTE]
A large number of people have had issues downloading games. Maybe they are a vocal minority but you don't hear many of the same complaints about other digital stores.

Crimsonclaw111 10-05-2017 08:46 PM

[QUOTE=ProBusinessgamer;251052896]If you think its broke then maybe you should learn how to use a computer, maybe its user error. Its so broke but i can download and play games.... its easier to complain about personal failures, generally people who are fine are in the silent minority.[/QUOTE]

Maybe microsoft, the biggest software company in the world, could learn how to create a competent storefront on PC.

BernardoOne 10-05-2017 08:48 PM

Great way to kill your online community and poison the sales of the eventual Steam release lol

[QUOTE=ProBusinessgamer;251052896]If you think its broke then maybe you should learn how to use a computer, maybe its user error. Its so broke but i can download and play games.... its easier to complain about personal failures, generally people who are fine are in the silent minority.[/QUOTE]
Nope. It's broke because it's motherfucking broke.

[QUOTE=ProBusinessgamer;251053025]And you have sales data from Win 10 store? i didnt think so, are there any posts that are not full of assumptions based on personal opinions.[/QUOTE]
*looks at sales of Rise of the Tomb Raider and Infinite Warfare on W10 store*
*Laughs*

[QUOTE=ProBusinessgamer;251053616]Because MS isnt a small company like valve, sony, nintendo... They link the store to there OS which still has a monopoly on desktops/laptops.
Last i seen i am playing BC games i paid for in the last gen for free when they become available, and they are doing the same with original xbox... thats more of a indication of support then your lazy message that makes no sense at all.
Maybe you should look at how many installs windows 10 has, and you think its going away in a couple of years..[/QUOTE]

Ah, I see fanboys have erased GFWL from their minds entirely.

ProBusinessgamer 10-05-2017 08:48 PM

[QUOTE=Arulan;251053004]The problems with the store itself and its closed-platform nonsense notwithstanding, I don't know how anyone can purchase software on a Microsoft platform expecting it to continue to exist in a handful of years.[/QUOTE]

Because MS isnt a small company like valve, sony, nintendo... They link the store to there OS which still has a monopoly on desktops/laptops.
Last i seen i am playing BC games i paid for in the last gen for free when they become available, and they are doing the same with original xbox... thats more of a indication of support then your lazy message that makes no sense at all.
Maybe you should look at how many installs windows 10 has, and you think its going away in a couple of years..

snail_maze 10-05-2017 08:48 PM

so it won't work on windows 7?

frontovik 10-05-2017 08:49 PM

What's disappointing is the Windows 10 store exclusivity..

What's strange are calls for it come on Xbox...? I don't think that would work well.

MS really should bring it to STEAM.

Jafku 10-05-2017 08:49 PM

Guess I won't be buying AOE

ViolentP 10-05-2017 08:49 PM

Age of Empires Definitive Edition exclusively in the no-buy pile.


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