King's Quest License Returns to Activision

April 4, 2013 -

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


Comments

Re: King's Quest License Returns to Activision

I wish it weren't Activision working on this in-house, but at least this series is coming back! I loved King's Quest VI.

 

- Physical media forever!

Re: King's Quest License Returns to Activision

III is my favorite.  I even used my old floppy disk of the game in my birthday video.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: King's Quest License Returns to Activision

So we get to look forward to a serialization of the game. Oh and here is an early screen shot:

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Re: King's Quest License Returns to Activision

Are you goofing or did you use the wrong screen?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: King's Quest License Returns to Activision

Goofing. That's a shot from Wolfenstein. But it's pretty easy to picture Activision trying to turn King's Quest into an FPS game.

Re: King's Quest License Returns to Activision

Well, at least that would actually be a game.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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