Ensemble Studios to Close its Doors Once Halo Wars is Completed– This is shocking news, and very disappointing (to me, at least). Even though a new studio will be formed, the name ‘Ensemble Studios‘ will be fondly remembered by PC gamers and continue to be much respected for years to come.
This post was originally written on the City In The Clouds blog.
Wow, another expansion pack! Looking back through the Age series, there has generally only been one expansion pack per game. Age of Empires III gets its second expansion pack! I suppose the most interesting thing to note is that Ensemble Studios is NOT the main developer. Instead the task has been given to Big Huge Games, the development studio responsible for Rise of Nations. Why? As many have suspected Ensemble Studios have got their hands full developing Halo Wars for the Xbox 360.
More details as I find them.