Age of Empires IV is getting a new technical beta this coming weekend, and despite a release date set in late October fans are already talking about what kind of DLC expansions they want to see next. Adam Isgreen, creative director at World’s Edge, hasn’t been coy with the fact that there are ‘plans’ for post-launch content, but we recently sat down and asked him to expand on what the studio’s thinking is on this topic.
“We break people down into buckets,” he tells us. “Like, the competitive players, what are we offering them? At launch? After launch? What’s our roadmap? What about the players that love campaigns? What are we doing at launch, after [launch]? What about people who love to mod? How are we getting the tools out? We have all those tracks there we’re working along for all the different types of players so that we can satisfy them in different ways.”
When it comes to future expansions, we asked them whether they plan to tackle each “bucket” individually, or whether they’d tried to do an all-in-one approach to cater to multiple groups at once. “It’s best to almost have a leapfrog thing,” Isgreen explains. “I’m talking hypothetically here, but say new civilisations, but new civs could also touch on new campaigns.
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