Robot Ent. has formed a new game development studio in Plano, Texas. Founded by many of the original founders of Ensemble Studios, Robot has a staff of 45 comprised entirely of former Ensemble employees. Robot's team developed the hit franchise AGE OF EMPIRES, selling over 20 million units worldwide, and the soon-to-be released HALO WARS for Xbox 360. Tony Goodman, the founder of Ensemble, is the CEO of Robot.
Robot is working with Microsoft Game Studios to develop additional content for HALO WARS and support online gaming and community for both AGE OF EMPIRES and HALO WARS. Additionally, Robot is developing its own original IP.