I'm super excited about the announcement of Age of Empires 4! I grew up loving the AoE series and consider it a foundational element of the RTS genre.
For some, the announcement that Relic is participating is a kick in the stomach. Others think Relic is one of the last bastions of the RTS genre. Personally, I don't have an opinion yet. I'll reserve judgement. As long as they stick with the AoE formula and don't adapt it to the formula used by Relic games, I'll be okay.
It would be cynical to say, "Disappointment in 3...2...1..." but the risk is there for such a hypeable title.
I'm excited! Anyone else have good memories playing Age of Empires? Maybe you're even looking forward to the definitive editions of AoE 2 and 3.