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Activision reviving Sierra Games, to reveal more during Gamescom next week

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Posted on August 8, 2014 AT 10:55am

Publishing giant Activision is resurrecting the Sierra brand in some capacity, the extent of which will be revealed next week during Gamescom 2014, a teaser website revealed.

Sierra.com mysteriously appeared on the web earlier this week, containing little more than a video re-revealing the company’s stylized snowy-mountain-against-blue-sky logo (seen above), a 2014 Activision copyright, and the dates for Gamescom 2014.

Activision absorbed Sierra through their 2008 merger with Vivendi Games, Sierra’s parent company. As a publisher, Sierra stamped their logo on such notable titles as the original Half-Life, King’s Quest, the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro series, and much more. Originally founded in 1979 as On-Line Systems, the company rebranded itself as “Sierra” in 1982.

A little over a year ago, Telltale Games revealed they were no longer developing an episodic series based on King’s Quest, and were “not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any.” Could, then, the revival of Sierra coincide with a similar resurrection of King’s Quest?

Gamescom kicks off next week on August 13 and lasts through August 17.

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