I just looked in the WHOIS database and Microsoft is listed as the owner of ageofempires4.com. Just a thouhght
Domain Name: AGEOFEMPIRES4.COM
Registrar: CSC CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
Whois Server: whois.corporatedomains.com
Referral URL: http://www.cscglobal.com
Name Server: NS1.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS2.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS3.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS4.MSFT.NET
Name Server: NS5.MSFT.NET
Updated Date: 26-nov-2008
Creation Date: 30-nov-2004
Expiration Date: 30-nov-2010
Looks like it was bought already in 2004? That may mean they simply bought it pre-emptively so that no one else can buy it ??
the also bought ageofempires5.com so thats games 1 ans 2 right there, right? ;)
Go to http://whois.domaintools.com/ and search www.ageofempires4.com (and www.ageofempires5.com)
well i would expect them to own those domain names, just to stop a fake aoe site from being created. also if in the future they were to sell the rights for the aoe franchise then they could also sell the website for more $.
im just saying that this doesnt mean that theyre making aoe4 and 5. i still think there will be more installments in the aoe series because it would be silly for MS to not continue something with a predefined fan base. it would be like not continuing a movie franchise like harry potter, or batman or avatar. why would you not make something guaranteed to make money?