Living legend Bruce Shelley, with Civilization and Age of Empires as notches on his belt, has been out of the limelight since his studio, Ensemble, went bust last year. So, Bruce, been keeping busy?
You bet he has. Ubisoft has begun marketing Settlers 7 in the West, and to help boost awareness of the series in the US (it's always been a more Germanic affair), the publisher has revealed that Bruce Shelley has helped as a "game design consultant".
It's only a "helping hand" kind of thing, so it's not like he's redesigned the series, but it'll still be interesting to see how his hand has helped guide the game.
Ensemble co-founder working on The Settlers 7 [Big Download]