IGN: Every once in a while I remember when Ensemble Studios shut down and I feel sad. At the time, it seemed to mean the death of Age of Empires, and was another sign PC gaming was being shoved further under the carpet. The world's economy was in freefall, cats were making out with dogs, and pigs were migrating south for the winter. Then in 2010, order was restored. Another Age of Empires game was announced, this time courtesy of Robot Entertainment.