Let's face it, we'd all pretty much given up on Sierra Entertainment. Once a pretty big name in PC game development, the studio faded in prominence over the years until it was finally transferred over to Activision in 2008. Who swiftly closed it down.
Now Geometry Wars 3 and a new King’s Quest game., essentially operating as Activision's indie publishing label. First on the agenda?
Wayward Manorcreators The Odd Gentlemen will be handling development duties on the new King's Quest, the next entry in the cult fantasy adventure series that kicked off way, way back in 1980. “In the new story, King Graham – revered as the greatest adventurer to ever live – shares his life’s adventures with his curious granddaughter, Gwendolyn,” reads . “It is through these tales that Gwendolyn discovers the true greatness of her grandfather.”
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will be handled by Lucid Games, a splinter studio formed out of the ashes of series creators Bizarre Creations, closed down by Activision in 2011. It will be the first fully-3D entry in the arena shooter franchise.
Okay, so this new label is Sierra in name only, but it's certainly nice to hear that two seemingly forgotten series are coming back to us. Geometry Wars 3 will be out later this year, while the next King's Quest game is set for 2015.
Sierra Entertainment is resurrected by Activision as new indie publishing arm
13 August 2014 | By Nick Horth