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News Ensemble boss speaks out about studio closure

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 23 Sep 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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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.
     
  3. 1ad7

    1ad7 What's a Dremel?

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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
     
  4. yuusou

    yuusou Multimodder

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    AOE II <3 Shame M$ is doing this. I'd like to see his future plans tho! Seems like a dejá vu that is happening all over.
     
  5. Skiddywinks

    Skiddywinks Minimodder

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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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    roshan What's a Dremel?

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    Ensemble Studios made age of empires right? we played it all night long those days.This is not good news.
     
  7. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    A damned shame.. This is kinda like Blizzard axing Blizzard North. It's bloody stupid.
     
  8. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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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.
     
  9. freedom810

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    I loved AOE3 and still play it. :(
     
  10. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria Minimodder

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    deja vu? wasnt this the exact thing that happend to force unleashed?
     
  11. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Loved Age of Mythology. The RTS world is a sadder place now. :(
     
  12. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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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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