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Microsoft will Release iOS, Android Version of 'Age of Empires'

Microsoft signed a license deal with Klab to bring its popular game to Apple, Android smartphones. 'Age of Empires' mobile version, in English, will be released in March for iOS and Android users.

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Microsoft will Release iOS, Android Version of 'Age of Empires'

Microsoft will Release iOS, Android Version of 'Age of Empires'

Microsoft has signed a licensing deal with Klab to bring its games for Apple's iOS and other smartphones. The operating system used for this collaboration is Google's Android. Microsoft actually brings its very famous game "Age of Empires" to be played on iPhone and other smartphones under this agreement. This game will be available free of cost to play worldwide on smartphones before the end of March, 2014.

Klab Inc. is a Japanese smartphone game maker whose shares see an 18% rise in Tokyo trade on Tuesday due to increased number of buy orders. Microsoft Corp. has to see a push back in gaming business due to extreme usage of mobile devices to play games. Microsoft basically depends upon Xbox for its gaming business. But trends are now changed as more people love to play games on their smartphones rather than on conventional consoles.

This might be the reason that Microsoft is releasing a mobile version of its games for Apple and Android smartphones. Yet now, the current agreement between Microsoft and Klab is for the development of "Age of Empires" mobile version. This agreement is not extended for other Xbox and PC games. Microsoft spokesperson told Reuters that this popular game will be released in English for iPhones and Andriod smartphones all over the world. Both companies are also planning to launch its versions for Windows Phone and other languages.

 

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Age of Empires Online Shuts Down

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Age of Empires Online is officially coming to an end this afternoon. Servers will be shut down permanently starting today at 4 PM Pacific Time, according to the official site. This comes six months after fans received word that it would be receiving no new content updates. You can watch its final hours, currently being livestreamed by the staff. Since its launch in August 2011, AoE Online players took on more than 500 million single-player quests, another 13.7 million multiplayer quests, and 2 ...
Source: IGN   Full article at: IGN Jul 1 2014, 2:27pm CDT
 


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Microsoft has rolled out plenty of different services and ideas surrounding digital consumption, but not all of them have panned out. One of those ideas happened to be Age of Empires Online and one of those services happened to be Games For Windows Live. Both were pretty much panned by the gaming community but only one is bitin ...
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