It's been just under two weeks since Age of Empires
and Halo Wars
developer Ensemble Studios closed its doors
and already one of the two previously announced development studios
springing from its demise is forming like Voltron -- appropriately, they've named the new studio Robot Entertainment
. Tony Goodman, founder of Ensemble Studios way back in January of 1996, appears to be heading up the studio, whose website promises "big ideas" and ... well ... not much else.
Will Robot Entertainment be the studio supporting development of the promised Halo Wars dlc
? That remains to be seen but, given co-founder Bruce Shelley's words last month in his final blog post
on the community site (which is now shut down), there's roughly a 50/50 chance: "There are at least two new studios being formed by ES [Ensemble Studios] employees and I expect both to do very well." We've put in word to Robot Entertainment for comment and will update this post accordingly as news comes in.