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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 12:08   #1
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Ensemble boss speaks out about studio closure

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Ensemble Studios' boss has spoken out on how shocking it was when Microsoft closed down the Halo Wars developer.

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Old 23rd Sep 2008, 12:15   #2
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It is a shame, they made some awesome games. I know it doesn't mean they necessarilly would do again, it's just sad to see a classic Dev close.
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This really is terrible, and Im shocked microsoft would let a very talented man go in Bruce... especially with the new popularity of RTS's
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AOE II <3 Shame M$ is doing this. I'd like to see his future plans tho! Seems like a dejŠ vu that is happening all over.
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The only bright side to awesome studios getting closed, is that the developers don't quit, and just move on to make more games. We haven't seen the last of Ensemble, or their influences. Even if they are not a group together anymore, it makes me happy to think that the majority of them will still be with MGS.
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Ensemble Studios made age of empires right? we played it all night long those days.This is not good news.
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A damned shame.. This is kinda like Blizzard axing Blizzard North. It's bloody stupid.
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Newsflash: running an operation with low staff turnover, high quality output and world-renowned success isn't cheap!

Still, maybe this means less Halo in the world.

I revile Halo for a variety of reasons both rational and irrational.
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I loved AOE3 and still play it.
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deja vu? wasnt this the exact thing that happend to force unleashed?
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Loved Age of Mythology. The RTS world is a sadder place now.
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So what? It frees up the developers to go elsewhere and put their talent into games other than Halo, not being a halo fan this is a good thing.
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