Italian blogger Aggiornamenti Lumia on my twitter announced the release of a new trial version of the Age of Empires IV strategy in the Xbox Insider Hub application.
According to Aggiornamenti Lumia, the game XIP_CAR_JANUARY_2022 has become available for internal testing, with XIP standing for Xbox Insider Hub and CAR for CARDINAL (code name Age of Empires IV).
The Xbox Insider Program is being rolled out not only to consoles but also to PCs. As the portal’s journalists note Video Games Chronicle, the test assembly appeared exactly in the Xbox version of the platform.
Remember that on the eve of Age of Empires IV’s release, the creative director of the series, Adam Isgreen, was already talking about the possibility of the game being released on consoles, but the console’s release has not yet been officially confirmed.
Age of Empires IV debuted on October 28, 2021 on PC (Steam, Microsoft Store, Xbox Game Pass). Relic Entertainment and World’s Edge developers already have a plan to develop the project by next spring.