In a few short weeks, Halo Wars will hit store shelves. It is the last game that Ensemble Studios will ever make. Microsoft shuttered the development house in January.
Ensemble is almost exclusively known as the maker of the Age of Empire series. Since the studio started in 1995, it's sold 20 million games and was worth an estimated $500 million. Microsoft acquired it in 2001.
At the DICE Summit, Bruce Shelley, senior game designer at Ensemble, quickly walked through the studios' qualities.