Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates had an AMA on Reddit yesterday, so of course he was asked a question about...Age of Empires.

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Never mind that the dude doesn’t really have much to do at Microsoft these days, when le-click saw an opening (via PC Gamer), he damn well took it, asking:

Mr. Gates, can we please have another Age of Empires? Not sure if this is your department, but I figured I’d ask since you were here...

Thanks!

Edit: Bill plz I know you can see this.

Gates, heeding his desperate second plea, answered:

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I will look into this. How many empires do you need?

Well, Bill, just one would be a good start. I know there have been re-releases and expansions and Age of Empires Online lately, but the world could really do with a proper, new, good Age of Empires. And if anyone can pick up a phone, call Microsoft and get it done, it’s you.

Oh, and maybe do something about Flight Simulator while you’re on the line? Thanks!