GDC: Age of Empire goes mobile

Developer Glu Mobile to publish phone version of classic RTS

Glu Mobile and Microsoft have struck a deal to publish a mobile phone version Age of Empires III. The phone version will be based on Age of Empires III, which has already notched up 16 million sales on PC.

"We're excited to partner with Microsoft on another of its most valued brands," said Jill Braff, general manager of Glu Mobile. "Age of Empires is one of the highest-rated and best-selling RTS franchises on the PC, and we look forward to working with Microsoft to replicate that success on mobile."

Glu Mobile recently developed Project Gotham Racing Mobile. If the mobile phone version works as well as the DS version, this could turn out to be the second best mobile phone game ever created - after the awesome Doom RPG.