After its limited presence during the last Gamescom, finally Relic Entertainment and Xbox bring us news about Age of Empires IV, with nothing less than the announcement of a new public access open beta to test the long-awaited real-time strategy game.
Unfortunately, although the anticipation is quite great, this large-scale test is so It will only be in effect during this weekend, starting on Friday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. (Spanish peninsula time) and until Monday, September 20, at the same time.
To participate, we will only have to access the Xbox Insider Hub application for Windows 10 (available in the Microsoft Store) or the game page on Steam, and run the stress test to get our access. And it is that the only requirement for participation is subject to meeting the following hardware specifications:
Minimum requirements Age of Empires IV (open beta)
- Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-6300U or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- GPU: Intel HD 520 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
- DirectX: Version 12
Unfortunately still it has not been specified how much space this beta will occupy. And it is that like the previous closed betas, we will only have access to part of the gameThis time limiting the available factions to the English, the Chinese, the Holy Roman Empire and the Abbasid dynasty; Along with five maps will be available and game modes ranging from the “Mission Zero” tutorial to custom lobbies for multiplayer games against other players or artificial intelligence.
In addition, the development team has already confirmed the implementation and realization of several changes in the game based on the comments received on the previous user test, applying a greater distance away from the camera for greater visibility on the screen, as well such as various balance adjustments for some civilizations, and bug fixes.
Thus, although the first beta of Age of Empires IV had a strong secrecy on the part of Microsoft, on this occasion, the dissemination of images and videos of the game will be allowed, so if we can’t access the beta during this weekend, we can continue to get an insight into the current state of the game.