Microsoft PC free-to-play Age of Empires Online game is a strange thing to see the change of developers, a former developer Ensemble Robot Entertainment opens the door to Chris Taylor’s Gas Powered Games.
Robot Entertainment president, said Patrick Hudson colleagues at the change of PC Gamer developer “has always been the plan” from the beginning.
He said: “We always planned to deploy online age in February 2011, we worked with GPG since last fall about the transition, we really enjoyed working with Microsoft and we know that they are in good hands with Chris and. Gas Powered Games team.
“Robot was founded to work on original IP, but working with AoE was a great way to get the company off the ground. The plan was always to move to original IP as soon as we had the ability focus on our core business goal.”
Hudson conceded that the change in devs mid-way through the project is “unusual”, but argued that AoEO has evolved into a “platform for a lot of content”.
“We developed the game and the first two civilizations, the Egyptians and the Greeks, and GPG is taking it from there. That was always the plan when we started the company,” he said.
“We are now working on shipping our first original game, Orcs and Die announce further projects we have in the works in the near future is ours!. We’ll keep it forever.”