It's official, Sierra is back with a vengeance. And it's bringing…Geometry Wars?!
Activision has confirmed the return of the classic label with the announcement of two new game projects at Gamescom this morning. The first is the debut of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, which will bring back the twin-stick shooting action players have come to love from the Xbox 360 platform, as well as the return of the King's Quest series with a new chapter in that series.
The Activision subsidiary will use the label to not only bring back classics of this ilk, but also bring in "edgy" new developers that are tackling new projects, according to VentureBeat.
“Sierra’s goal is to find and work with gifted up-and-coming indie developers working on their own amazing projects or who are passionate about working on great Sierra IP,” Sierra director of external development said. “We’re in talks with a large number of other indie devs, and we can’t wait to share more details with fans in the near future.”
The Odd Gentlemen, the developers of The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom, will handle King's Quest development, while Lucid Games will take on Geometry Wars 3. King's Quest will be comparable to other chapters in the series, with a similar narrative and puzzles that need to be solved throughout. It will launch in 2015. Platforms weren't names, but PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 seem very likely. Meanwhile, Geometry Wars will return this holiday season, with a new single player campaign, 10 unique battle modes and 50 challenges. No specific platforms were given, but it is coming to "more platforms than ever before," indicating it's no longer an Xbox exclusive.
Regardless, it's great to see both franchises back in action. Not to mention Sierra in itself.