Last month, Microsoft finally released Age of Empires on iOS. The immensely popular game series was previously only available for Windows Phones, but can now also be enjoyed by iPhone users.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege, which was released for Windows in 2014, is a real-time strategy game, set in the medieval age. Players can build their own castles and raise an army to attack the castles of other players. They can also form alliances with others, and upgrade their attacking and defensive capabilities.
The game is not just out of both platforms, however; Age of Empire developer Smoking Gun Interactive has also made sure that Windows phone users are now able to play their favorite game against iPhone users.
Microsoft’s move makes people wonder: why is Microsoft publishing her game on a competitor’s device? Well, it’s probably because so many people now use iPhones! iOS now makes up the biggest share of the mobile gaming industry, so it only makes sense for Microsoft to swallow their pride and start publishing some games for iOS.
Smoking Gun is not planning to let the game linger in the App Store, either; they’re planning to constantly add new content, and they’re also working on something new.
“We are also deep into development of our next strategy title which we hope to announce later this year,” said Smoking Gun chief executive John Johnson.