On Saturday, YouTuber “Space Quest Historian” shared that Ken and Roberta Williams—founders of Sierra Leisure—could be making a brand new recreation. This information first got here to him in doubtful circumstances: through twitter DM, from the third developer concerned within the challenge, Marcus Mera. He appeared skeptical, however Ken Williams then confirmed the story himself in response to the video, in keeping with ScreenRant.
Whereas the sport isn’t able to be formally introduced—partially as a result of it nonetheless solely has “scratch graphics”—a “pre emptive faq” was shared on Fb, allegedly by a buddy of Williams on his behalf.
For these hoping for a revived Sierra, Williams “has no thought” if that is the start of a brand new firm. He says he’s “fortunately retired”, and extra enthusiastic about making a recreation than constructing an organization, in keeping with the FAQ.
Sierra Leisure was initially based in 1979 as On-Line Programs (then Sierra On-Line), and is most recognised for the King’s Quest and Gabriel Knight sequence. Sierra can also be well-known because the writer of Half-Life, the sport which gave rise to Valve as we all know it at the moment. The model nonetheless exists underneath Activision to republish a few of their older video games after a sequence of acquisitions and mergers, however the Williams’ had each left the corporate by 1997.
Regardless of what some say, point-and-click journey video games are removed from useless, with each new entries to the custom like Backbone and Lacuna popping out this yr, and style favourites like Wadjet Eye publishing for over ten years. Even so, it might solely be thrilling for followers of probably the most conventional of journey video games to doubtlessly see their authentic designers come again into the sector.
The aim is for a November launch (“however that most likely isn’t reasonable”) for Mac and Home windows.