Last week Activision teased the return of Sierra, the once powerful publisher of such hits as King's Quest, Police Quest, Guest for Glory, and many other popular video games. Today we learn that Sierra will return as a publishing label under the auspices of Activision Publishing.
According to Activision's announcement Sierra will focus on publishing "innovative, edgy and graphically unique games." These games will include new indie titles and reimaginings of beloved Sierra classics. One of the first titles to come out of Sierra will be a new King’s Quest game in 2015, and a new Geometry Wars game planned to launch this holiday season.
Sierra is also exploring other indie projects to "potentially launch later this year, and in 2015 and beyond."
The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom developer The Odd Gentlemen is working on a reimagined version of King’s Quest.
Activision even managed to get an enthusiastic quote from Sierra's original co-founder, Ken Williams.
"We’re very proud of what we created all those years ago with Sierra Online, and today’s news about carrying Sierra forward as an indie-specific brand is very encouraging," said Williams. "We look forward to seeing Sierra’s independent spirit live on, and are especially excited to see what The Odd Gentlemen will do with King’s Quest."
As far as we know William and Roberta Williams are not involved in the new Sierra label.
The first title set to launch under Sierra is Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions from the team at Lucid Games. It is planned to launch later this year..
For the latest information on Sierra check out the official Sierra website at www.sierra.com.