A recent agreement between Microsoft and Japanese developer KLab is bringing something fruitful for the fans of the long-running franchise – Age of Empires.
As a result of this agreement, Microsoft’s Age of Empires will now be making its debut on iOS and Android enabled devices this year.
The news comes from a Japanese newspaper – Nikkei – according to which; Microsoft has made a deal with KLab that will allow them to develop its first-party games for iOS and Android.
This has also been confirmed by a Microsoft employee who has confirmed that a mobile version of the game is currently in the making for iOS and Android. Besides this, no other game is being developed as of now.
To put it into the words of the Microsoft employee, “Today, KLab Inc. announced a licensing agreement with Microsoft Corp to develop a mobile version of Microsoft Studio’s ‘Age of Empires’ franchise…some reports included incorrect information about additional Xbox Live-based games on iOS and Android, but there are no further announcements beyond ‘Age of Empires’ at this time.”
This version of Age of Empires will follow a f2p model and will be released by the end of 2013.