|Digital Release:||PC (Windows 10, 8, Mobile), iOS
September 17, 2014
|Delisting:||May 13, 2019|
|Developer:||Smoking Gun Interactive|
|Links:||Age of Empires: Castle Siege homepage
Microsoft Store page
Microsoft announced on November 13th, 2018 that Age of Empires: Castle Siege would be shut down on May 13th, 2019. The game’s homepage was updated to display only the following announcement:
“We wanted to share that after May 13, 2019, ‘Age of Empires: Castle Siege’ will no longer be supported, and will no longer be available for download. Current ‘Age of Empires: Castle Siege’ players can still download and play the game up until May 13. After May 13, matchmaking services will end, which means the game will no longer be playable. While we’re sad to close ‘Age of Empires: Castle Siege,’ we’re excited for what’s to come for the Age franchise with the recent release of ‘Age of Empires: Definitive Edition’ and upcoming titles such as ‘Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition,’ ‘Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition’ and ‘Age of Empires IV.’
More information can be found on the official Castle Siege forums at forums.castlesiegegame.com.”
In addition to the details above, the game’s official forum offered a helpful FAQ detailing refunds and informing readers that the forums would be closed and archived on December 31st, 2018.
About the Game
“Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus. Upgrade your keep, fortify your walls, and garrison defensive troops to protect yourself from marauders. Then, train an army to raid other cities, and command them in battle to dismantle your opponents’ defenses.
Over the ages, you’ll research technology, live through famous battles, and recruit a variety of heroes to your side, including Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and Joan of Arc. Outsmart your attackers and outplay your victims to earn achievements and climb to the top of the leaderboards.
Take command, and make your mark on history!
* Age of Empires®: Castle Siege requires users to sign into Xbox with a Microsoft account to play.“
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