Ensemble assembling a MMOG?
It's truly amazing that the "Age" games are so loved that the rumour of the Ensemble team creating a MMOG gets more press coverage than many games that are already in production and close to shipping. All of this coverage because of a job posting on the official Ensemble site that is looking for a "...server architect to assist in creating a world-class massively multiplayer game..."
IGN is rumoured to have written:
"Ensemble Studios, the developer behind the upcoming highly anticipated RTS Age of Empires III, appears to be working on an unannounced massively multiplayer title, according to a job posting on the company's website."
Ferrago heard a little bird and then wrote:
Microsoft are certainly looking to get MMO titles onto the Xbox 360, so
an Age of Empires online might be the plan... or we could be barking up
the wrong tree of course. Only time will tell."
GameSpot might have written:
"Although the Ensemble job listing does say "experience with shipping an existing massively multiplayer game is a must," it does not specify what type of MMOG Ensemble is working on. While many speculate that Ensemble is following in the footsteps of Blizzard Entertainment's RTS-inspired MMO role-playing game World of Warcraft, nothing is yet official. "We do not have comment at this time," was all a Microsoft spokesperson would tell GameSpot."
You can read the job listing that starting this avalanche of coverage at Ensemble Studios.