Age of Empires Developer to be shut down by Microsoft

Ah the Age of Empires series - how I fondly remember the original and the second one wasn't too bad either - but maybe the third one in the series was the death knell for Ensemble Studios? It has recently been announced that Ensemble Studios would be disbanded as soon as the game Halo Wars is finished.

My best wishes goes to the developers in finding new employment. The talent they have should not go to waste.