Microsoft licences ‘Age of Empires’ for iOS and Android

Get ready for the nostalgia train! If you remember this strategy classic and you want to give it another whirl that could happen soon. That‘s right; Microsoft is bringing its games to iOS and Android, starting with Age of Empires sometime in 2013.
The news comes from mobile developer KLab, which licences games from Microsoft for global distribution. According to sources, this could be a turning point in the gaming market, as the move could possibly affect the mobile strategies of other gaming giants Sony and Nintendo.
Microsoft will probably bring other titles to mobile in licencing deals as well. Most likely, Microsoft will make a little money on the side by licencing their titles that are lying dormant or haven‘t been fully utilized. According to a Microsoft representative “some reports included incorrect information about additional Xbox Live-based games on iOS and Android but there are no further announcements beyond Age of Empires at this time.”
Would you play Age of Empires on your mobile device? I would ““ under one circumstance. It isn‘t a free to play game with in-game purchases for extras and the like.
Source: Reuters