There's a bit of sad news announced today as Microsoft revealed it'd be closing down Age of Empires: Castle Siege on all platforms. You've got until May 13th 2019 before the game comes to an end.

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After initially launching in 2014, Age of Empires: Castle Siege became a beloved game in the community and was one of the first to showcase real-time strategy in the castle building genre.

"The team really enjoyed working on this title and had many exciting ideas on where to take it, but unfortunately that was just not possible," said CEO of Smoking Gun Interactive, John Johnson.

"We hold dear the wonderful years we've shared with our players and that experience will remain with us forever. You all made this game very successful and we thank you for that and are grateful for the opportunity from Microsoft to have worked on such a beloved franchise."

Fans of the game, there's no need to worry too much for now. You can still play on as Smoking Gun Interactive plans to continue supporting the game and its community until its shut down point.