Ensemble Studios, developers of the Age of Empires series and Halo Wars, are dead. But the developers who comprised Ensemble? They're still alive, and some of them have formed a new studio.
It's called Robot Entertainment, and has been established by Ensemble co-founder Tony Goodman, along with "a number of veterans" from the former Microsoft-owned studio.
Is this the new studio - the one that will continue work on Halo Wars and other first-party titles - Microsoft spoke about when the Ensemble shuttering was first announced? Certainly looks like it, so we could possibly be looking at the future home of Age of Empires as well.
Ensemble Veterans Form Robot Entertainment [Gamasutra]