Sierra Entertainment set to return with new game at Gamescom 2014

Longtime gamers got a big surprise on Thursday night. A new splash logo has been revealed for Sierra Games, a decades-old development studio responsible for a countless number of games across a variety of platforms. Their work ranges from a large number of well-known franchises, including King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Gabriel Knight, and Ultima. They've also helped publish a number of Valve games, like Half-Life 2. And now it appears that they're ready to return with an all-new project, set to be revealed at this year's Gamescom.

Sierra fell under the Activision umbrella as part of the 2008 merger between Activision and Blizzard parent company Vivendi, which created the current Activision Blizzard giant we know today. The studio largely remained quiet since that sale, but it looks like Activision is ready to dust off the old brand and bring a new gaming franchise forward.

It's clearly a bit early to speculate on what Sierra could be working on, but the fact that they're even alive and kicking at all should raise excitement for anyone that grew up with their vast library of games.