Age of Empires will follow in the path of the Call of Duty seriesEach game in the AOE series gradually moves forward in time period. The AOE series is usually set in historical periods. Eventually the AOE will have a game set in the modern day and like the Call of Duty series, never return to making games based in its original historical periods. They might even make several games based in the near future.
- Considering the studio that makes the games has shut down, this one is likely jossed...
- And Call of Duty is returning to World War II.
- Considering the back of the Collector's Edition◊ of Age of Empires III predating the announcement of the new game for more than a decade, it's definitively a possibility.
If they ever make Age of Empires 4, the game would be set in the time between the start of the American Civil War and the end of the First World War
- Because the American Civil War is where the tech levels of AOE 3 end around; the first 2 ages would represent the industrial age, the third age would represent the tech at the beginning of the First World War, and the fourth age would represent tech from near the end.