Age of Empires 4 launches autumn 2021. It'll be available on PC via Steam and the Windows Store, and will be available day one on Xbox Game Pass for PC.
The real-time strategy sequel includes a Norman campaign – one of four historic campaigns in the game at launch. Gameplay is in the video below (there's a naval combat tease at the end):
There's a new presentation style for Age of Empire 4's campaigns that draws inspiration from gilded manuscripts of the time. The "golden soldiers" project historical events over present-day real-world locations and aim to provide a realistic sense of place in how events unfolded hundreds of years ago. Microsoft said it's all very BBC documentary.