Sierra is reborn, will focus on indie game development
Sierra Entertainment, the company behind classic PC games such as King's Quest, Lode Runner, and Homeworld, has been officially brought back from the dead...sort of.
Sierra hasn't existed as a distinct entity since its parent company, Vivendi Games, merged with Activision in 2008. Now Activision Blizzard has announced that they will bring back the Sierra brand as a new part of their company which will focus specifically on indie games.
Along with the announcement of Sierra's rebirth came the reveal of the new entity's first two games: "an all-new King's Quest experience in 2015" and a new Geometry Wars game, called Geometry Wars3: Dimensions, planned for the 2014 holiday season.
"Sierra's goal is to find and work with talented indie developers working on their own amazing projects, or passionate about working on great Sierra IP, and leverage our expertise to aid them in bring these fun and exciting experiences to gamers with the level of visibility and awareness they deserve," said Bob Loya, Sr. Director of External Development.
This new Sierra might not have much in common with Classic Era Sierra aside from the name, as many of the people who worked for the studio years ago have since moved on or retired, but for those who have fond memories of Sierra games of the past, it's hard not to get a little excited about the dramatic teaser which can currently be found on the re-launched Sierra website.