Age of Empires: Definitive Edition graphics comparison between the new and old version

Age of Empires: Definite Edition has been delayed a couple of times now, the latest one pushing its release date from October 19th all the way to early 2018. Unfortunately, this shift in release dates did not go over smoothly and some players have ended up being charged for their pre-order despite the launch still being a ways off.

If you're one of the affected players you'll be glad to hear that you're not only getting a full refund, but also an apology in the form of a free code for Rise of Nations: Extended Edition for Windows 10 - a rather awesome game if memory serves! More information will be sent to your email, but just keep in mind that the refund process will cancel your pre-order, so if you're still interested in the Definitive Edition you will have to purchase it again.

The reason this is important is because the developers have also announced that everyone who has pre-ordered or decides to pre-order in the future will be getting access to the Closed Beta. This should give you something to tide you over until the Definitive Edition arrives, as well as help the developers find some of those pesky bugs. The process isn't automatic, however, so make sure to first sign up for the Age of Empires Insider.

The final thing worth mentioning is that the release has not been pushed back again. While the exact date hasn't been announced just yet, you can expect to see Age of Empires: Definitive Edition at some point in early 2018. You can learn a little bit more by heading over to the official website, or by checking out the E3 2017 trailer down below: