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Ensemble Veterans Form Robot Entertainment
Ensemble Veterans Form Robot Entertainment
February 13, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander

February 13, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander
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Ensemble Studios co-founder Tony Goodman and a number of veterans from the Age of Empires developer have formed a new studio called Robot Entertainment, Gamasutra has learned.

Details on the studio's current projects are unavailable, and it's unclear whether Robot Entertainment will maintain a focus on the PC realtime strategy genre in which the Ensemble team specialized, or try new arenas.

Microsoft closed Ensemble down once impending Xbox 360 RTS Halo Wars had completed development, in what it called a "a fiscally-rooted decision that keeps [Microsoft Game Studios]on its growth path."

Dallas-based Ensemble was founded in 1995 and known mainly for the Age of Empires series of PC-themed strategy titles. Microsoft acquired the studio in 2001.


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rob miller
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I wonder if Wall-E has applied there yet

mr jasler
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what is with the name? there is another company called atomic robot. How many robot companies are there going to be?

Mike Shiratti
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Yes!



I loved ensemble, and was awaiting this announcement, no-matter the name (which I don't like nor dislike) I know this company will continue to produce excellent games.



Heres to Robot Entertainment™, I'll be keeping a close eye on these folks.

Rocket Man
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I just hope they maintain their own IPs and don't sell them (or themselves!) to Microsoft. One broken heart is enough.

Joseph Gracey
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"or mey-b teh internets hav eated teh develoopers bwains nom nom nom"



LOL :D

Haig James Toutikian
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Sweet! All the best to Robot! Here's to many great games!


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