After only briefly being classified as rumor
, Microsoft has confirmed that Halo Wars
developer Ensemble Studios is indeed closing. Said the company in a statement (via Gamespot
), "This decision does not reflect at all on Ensemble's talent or the quality of Halo Wars
-- in fact, many people who have had a chance to test drive Halo Wars agree that it is on track to being a fantastic game."
According to Microsoft, Ensemble's "leadership team" is founding a new development studio that has already agreed to support Halo Wars
after its launch in addition to other Microsoft Games Studios titles.