Microsoft has announced that they are starting up the closed beta test of their upcoming HD remastering of classic Age of Empires. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is due out on February 20, 2018 for Windows 10 PCs. Checkout the official post here or the beta sign-up info below!

“Beta Expansion: We love our beta participants, and we want some more for this final week! As you may have heard we’re sending 100,000 additional invitations to the beta on January 29th! If you have still not gotten into the beta and would like to be a part of this preview week there are two ways to get in:

  1. Sign up as an Age of Empires Insider here, and be chosen to participate.
    • We’ll be picking our lucky new participants on January 25th at 9:00am PT, so please make sure to sign up for the program before then! Invitations will be sent on January 29th.
  1. Pre-order Age of Empires: Definitive Edition in the Microsoft Store.
    1. This will automatically get you access to the beta. You can find directions on how to download the game and start playing here.”

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