Mouse-clickers, beware! Microsoft is charging back into the PC gaming space, according to a press release we received at Gamescom. Leading that charge will be a new, revamped Microsoft Flight Simulator, now shortened to Microsoft Flight, and the return of a real-time strategy classic in Age of Empires Online.
"With more than 20 million copies sold worldwide, the Age of Empires series redefined real-time strategy games for Windows-based PC players. Now, the timeless franchise once again invites players to experience its rich storyline in new ways. Age of Empires Online will invite players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the globe. Begin the journey with your own Greek civilization, and watch as it progresses from a village to an empire. Embark on quests along the way, alone or with friends, and immerse yourself in epic tales, quirky characters, adventure, history and strategy. "
- A persistent online capitol 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
- Free-to-play experiences via Games for Windows – LIVE