The remasters (HD edition and DE editions) are a hypetrain for the AoE IV which is going to up to date and state of the art game by Relic Entertainment, effectively being the fourth release of AoE II (since it shares the timeline).
How is it a rumour? It is purely my expectation. ES was disbanded years before any of this started rolling again. If you cannot pinpoint me to a message of Cysion or another developer of HD/DE claiming they have the source code, then why should I change my mind.
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You are correct about it. However, the English language version is arguably the most popular one and unique to say the least (players from non-language support countries most likely play/played with English, including me).
Cause you would have to believe it exists and was not lost. Scripter once claimed that HD team has it, but by the incapability to refurbish two games in a row suggests that there exists no such thing. At best documentation and summary by ESMatt.
This is what happens when you go tell a carpenter to make a clay pot. The engine was never meant to be accustomed to do a lot of the things it is told to do now and this is being done without proper source code.
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