38 Studios bought Big Huge Games at the time it acquired Rise of Nations IP. When 38 Studios went bankrupt, at the auction, Microsoft bought the IP back and charged Skybox Labs to do the extended edition. Rise of Nations and its expansion pack has been revitalized under the name Rise of Nations: Extended Edition and was released on June 12, 2014 on Steam. Rise of Nations was redone by SkyBox Labs. It features a high definition graphics upgrade, multiplayer ranked matches, and Twitch integration. The core of the game remains untouched.