According to ScreenRant, Age of Empires 4 is the latest installment in the Age of Empires strategy game series. Publisher Xbox Game Studios is making the game accessible to as many people as possible by adding Age of Empires 4 to Xbox Game Pass and allowing older computers to run the game with the new Min-Spec mode. .
Xbox is adding Age of Empires 4 to Xbox Game Pass along with other games like Outriders and Dragon Ball FighterZ. The game will be available to Game Pass users on October 28, along with the game’s official launch date. Previous Age of Empires games were usually played on Steam. But considering the fact that the latest version is published by Xbox Game Studios, it’s no surprise that the game will be made available through the Game Pass service.
Configuration levels to play AOE 4
Min-Spec mode is designed for older PCs with low performance. In a press release, Xbox explains that the teams at developers World’s Edge and Relic Entertainment have created this particular gameplay mode, and it’s one of the new features of Age of Empires 4. When the player launches the game for the first time, the system automatically detects and generates in-game settings that can be referenced or adjusted through the settings menu. Players simply choose options that describe their PC specs. Once done, the combination of settings will activate the mode.
The press release goes on to mention that many Age of Empires fans are still playing Age of Empires 2 (1999) and Age of Empires 3 (2005) on older laptops or desktops with GPUs that can’t handle it. Advanced graphics management. Furthermore, there is a large fan base in certain regions such as Southeast Asia and Latin America who tend to use computers with outdated specifications. Of course, running the game in Min-Spec mode will have lower resolution, less textures, and only play 4-player battles instead of the usual 8-player battles in Age of Empires 4.
Although the game looks visually unimpressive in Min-Spec mode, players with lower older machines can still experience some of the new gameplay. With Xbox Game Studios adding both modes and games to its Game Pass subscription service, with more players inclined to try it out, the accessibility of the new game will boost Age’s popularity of Empires more.