Sierra back as Activision-Blizzard’s Indie Powerhouse

Sierra is making a comeback courtesy of Activision-Blizzard.

 At Gamescom last week, Activision-Blizzard announced that they were reviving the classic powerhouse with a focus on downloadable indie-style games. The studio was founded by legendary game creators Ken and Roberta Williams in 1979 and existed in some form or another until 2008, when it was completely absorbed by its parent company.

Sierra already has big plans it would seem, with two major games already announced: Geometry Wars 3 and King’s Quest. Details are scarce, but previous titles in both series were critically acclaimed and commercially successful in their respective eras. Geometry Wars will be releasing this holiday, and King’s Quest will be coming sometime in 2015, according to Sierra’s website.

My Opinion:

I haven’t played a ton of Sierra Entertainment’s classics, but from a historic perspective, it is very exciting to see a studio make a comeback like this. I am even more excited to see that Geometry Wars is making a comeback as well. I spent over 70 hours in Geometry Wars and even got all the achievements including the insanely difficult “Smile” achievement. Bring it on.

When he isn’t busy keeping computers running and being handsome, Mike Bertrand writes articles here on MONG. Here is some Twitter nonsense.

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