By Guy Rainey / April 3rd, 2013
It is a sad day for King’s Quest fans, as Telltale has announced that they are no longer working on the franchise. It’s sad that this is the first news to come out about the project since the announcement two years ago.
Telltale has released an official statement on this matter:
“While we deeply love King’s Quest here at Telltale, we can confirm that we are no longer working on the franchise. 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. We are not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any.”
– Steve Allison, Senior VP, Publishing, Telltale Games
There seems to be some indication that Activision is going to be using the brand. Replay Games inquired about obtaining a license for remakes of some of the older games. The reply they received said that Activision is planning on doing remakes themselves. I’m not sure how they intend to surpass AGD Interactive’s already stellar, free remakes, but at least the brand isn’t being left to rot.
Those of you wanting a true King’s Quest episodic sequel can always play The Silver Lining. The best part about it is, it’s free! So, if you don’t like it, you can always return it for a full refund.
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