Telltale Games announced in 2011 that it was working on a reboot of the classic Sierra point-and-click adventure game series, King's Quest, but it looks like that's not going to happen after all. Instead Activision, who merged with Vivendi Games (who owned Sierra's IP) in 2008, has retained the license and will now work on a reboot of the series in-house.
In a statement provided to Digital Trends, Telltale Games' Senior VP of Publishing Steve Allison confirmed that his company was no longer working on the series.
"There was a time last year that we investigated partnering with third party developers to produce the game as a partnership but decided against outsourcing." he said. "We are not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any."
Replay games president Paul Trowe also confirmed that Activision does have plans for the series. He told Digital Trends that attempts to license the series from Activision were denied because the publisher was "going to do it ourselves."
Source: Digital Trends