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Age of Empires Online content was too expensive to produce, too sparse for players

Age of Empires Online content was too expensive to produce, too sparse for players

Age of Empires Online spent a little more than a year before development was halted and much of the team laid off. In retrospect, Microsoft Studios executive producer Kevin Perry says the business and production models were flawed from the outset.

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" I played it a bit and it was fun, but just too expensive for what it was."
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Age of Empires Online ends development; no new content planned

Age of Empires Online ends development; no new content planned

Age of Empires Online has ceased active development and is now shifting into a "support" phase. That means no new content or features are coming, other than a few remaining minor updates that will be released over the next few weeks. Gas Powered Games says it still plans to support the game with Community Challenges, streams, contests, and PvP tournaments.

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"They obviously cared enough about the game to have it developed and supported for as long as it ..."
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