Based off of the popular Age of Empires RTS franchise, Age of Empires Online is the next step in the series' evolution and will offer a players to create a living, growing online world, shared with friends and friendly rivals around the world. Marrying fresh features with classic RTS gameplay, Age of Empires Online pays tribute to the original game while incorporating a new look, feel, and approach that appeals to long-time fans, newcomers, and everyone in between. Age of Empires Online boasts to include features such as:
* 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
* Free-to-play experiences via Games for Windows – LIVE
Age of Empires Online is being developed exclusively for the Games for Windows - Live platform.