Ensemble Studios, makers of the hit franchise Age of Empires and soon-to-be hit Halo Wars, has reorganized and reemerged as Robot Entertainment.
The founder of Ensemble and now CEO of Robot, Tony Goodman, issued a statement about the restructuring:
"The video game industry is in a state of upheaval, not just games, but the entire landscape. Everything is changing: where we buy games, how we buy games, how much we pay, how long we play, who we play them with. As a fast-moving independent team of game developers, industry leaders and market experts, Robot Entertainment is ideally positioned to play a transformative role in the industry’s future."
In addition to continuing to supply additional content for Halo Wars, the company will also continue to support online gaming and community for both Age of Empires and Halo Wars, along with working on their own, original IP.
I know when I saw the word "robot," I was hoping for an Autobot or Bender. Instead, we got another video game developer. Oh well. Maybe next time.