Press Releases


“Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” and “Flight Simulator X: Acceleration” Storm Retailers

Expansion packs for two of the most celebrated franchises in gaming history.
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the expansion packs for two critically acclaimed Games for Windows franchises, “Age of Empires III” and “Flight Simulator X” have begun shipping to retailers throughout North America today.  Read more


“Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” Gets Ready to Expand Into the Eastern World, Goes Gold

Second expansion pack for massively popular Games for Windows franchise adds Eastern flare...
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the eagerly awaited “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties,” the second expansion pack for “Age of Empires III,” has gone gold and will hit retailers throughout North America on Oct. 23rd.  Read more


Two Classics Merge Together for the First Time with Age of Empires III Gold Edition

RTS fanatics and first-timers alike to conquer the Americas with “Age of Empires III”...
Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios™ today announced that the “Age of Empires III® Gold Edition” is headed to store shelves on September 25, 2007 in North America for an estimated retail price of $39.99 (U.S.).  Read more


“Age of Empires III” Expands Into the Eastern World This Fall

Big Huge Games to develop second expansion pack for massively popular Games for Windows franchise.
Pack your bags — “Age of Empires® III” is heading east. Microsoft Game Studios, Ensemble Studios and Big Huge Games Inc. today unveiled the first details about “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties,” the second expansion pack for the top-selling “Age of Empires III” that arrives on Microsoft® Windows® XP- and Windows Vista™-based PCs this fall.  Read more


“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs” Strikes Gold

Momentum continues with the addition of Native American civilizations to the expansion pack...
“Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs,”* the expansion pack to the best-selling “Age of Empires III,” has gone gold, introducing three playable Native American civilizations in a struggle for control of the Americas. The next installment of the “Age of Empires” franchise for Windows from Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios will hit store shelves on Oct. 17.   Read more


“Age of Empires III: The Warchiefs” Fan Site Kit Set to Colonize Computer Desktops

As the "Age of Empires III" game world seeks to expand to the Americas, Microsoft Game Studios today announced the first of many tools for players to expand their dominion with the "Age of Empires III: The Warchiefs" Fan Site Kit, which is now available for download at the game's official community site.  Read more


“Age of Empires III” Expansion Pack to Storm Windows PCs in 2006

Newest Addition to Best-Selling Franchise Introduces Playable Native American Civilizations...
The incredible momentum behind ”Age of Empires III” continues as Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios announced their plans for delivering an expansion pack to gamers in 2006.  Read more


Greetings Friends and Fans Worldwide!!!

I am very pleased to welcome you to Ensemble Studios' new community website. This website was built in direct response to your requests for more contact with us. One of the most exciting features is the addition of an Ensemble Studios monitored forum.   Read more


Bruce Shelley Interview

One of the great benefits of working here at Ensemble is hanging around great guys like Bruce Shelley. We tracked him down during his busy Asian tour to ask him a few questions.   Read more