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Why did Activison put a Sierra website up?

mkenyon

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Wait, tribes ascend is no more? It cannot be played? Haven't seen anything of this in the media or elsewhere at all.

I imagine Hi Rez would gladly sell the IP, SMITE is theie big earner now and TA was dropped like a hot potato as soon as the beta was well received. Problem is I don't see anyone including Activision/Blizzard thinking it's worth buying.

This will be something else.
There are still private servers, but yeah. The game is dead and will be receiving no more support from Hi Rez.
 

Komo

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I adore that new logo!
It's so refreshing to see something like that among the sea of samey, simplistic garbage
 
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Is this real life, this is really happening, why of all studios would they bring back sierra though considering they were shut for bad sales.
Funny me and my mate were talking about this studio last week.
 

megalowho

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That logo update is badass. If we get a new Quest for Glory out of this somehow I'll flip my lid
 

CTLance

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I suspect I will not like what I'll be seeing, but the potential resurrection of the Sierra Online of old is such a nice possibility that I cannot help but cheer from the sidelines.

Actiblizz, don't you dare fuck this up.
 

Nokterian

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My prediction:

Sierra will be Activision's "Non-AAA" sub label. All the games that are weird, niche, arty, experiments that push gaming forward just a little bit, ressurections of old IPs, and new IP's that Activision deem not worthy of $500 million in advertising over 10 years, will be published under The big rock. A glorious golden age of gaming follows.

The likely reality:

Mobile ports, one or two Mediocre new games, a couple of remakes, and a 3D nextgen King's Quest Reboot that's overhyped but tanks horribly.


I hate being a pessimist.
Got the same feeling, because Activision has suits working there and need to keep there shareholders happy. I am very very optimistic with this.
 

thetrin

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I just associate Sierra with Police Quest, Space Quest, King's Quest and Quest for Glory.

So you can imagine how cautiously optimistic I am right now.
 

Fantastapotamus

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I don't know if Sierra owns the IP but if somebody doesn't make a SWAT 5 in the near future I'm going to complain about it on the internet. Seriously, Swat 4 was an AMAZING game, completly overlooked but sooo good.
 

Fantastapotamus

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Y'all know that this is probably going to be some mobile thing, right? Cause that's how this works everytime.....
 

Corpekata

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People expecting something like Crash are likely to be disappointed. While Sierra did have a hand with them, the brand is largely known for their older games. Bringing the label back makes sense for titles heavily associated with the brand like the Quest games, while a Crash reboot would not really benefit all that much from it.
 

Dan

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Whoa. I'm intrigued...

Next week's going to be pretty interesting.
 

Guerrilla

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Finally. I was thinking I was alone to wait for this.
I did not play too much at Phantasmagoria 2 but I really like the first 1.
I'm in for this too. played through 1 and 2 and really liked them back in the day. However I think we are still a very small group ;)
 

Sharkiller

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Some things I found in the code:
  • PSN, XBOX, Others, profile.network, profile.ghosts, profile.ghostsSeasonPass (???
  • Preorders
  • Retailer selectors
  • Code for Countdowns
  • Age checkers for > 18 years old
  • 20 languages support
  • Code to send data to: 'score card research DOT com/p?c1=2&c2=14880931' that is marked as spam/malware/virus in WOT.
  • Discussion pagination
  • Image gallery
 

El_Chino

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Some things I found in the code:
  • PSN, XBOX, Others, profile.network, profile.ghosts, profile.ghostsSeasonPass (???
  • Preorders
  • Retailer selectors
  • Code for Countdowns
  • Age checkers for > 18 years old
  • 20 languages support
  • Code to send data to: 'score card research DOT com/p?c1=2&c2=14880931' that is marked as spam/malware/virus in WOT.
  • Discussion pagination
  • Image gallery
I guess maybe it won't be mobile.
 

Spine_Ripper

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Some things I found in the code:
  • PSN, XBOX, Others, profile.network, profile.ghosts, profile.ghostsSeasonPass (???
  • Preorders
  • Retailer selectors
  • Code for Countdowns
  • Age checkers for > 18 years old
  • 20 languages support
  • Code to send data to: 'score card research DOT com/p?c1=2&c2=14880931' that is marked as spam/malware/virus in WOT.
  • Discussion pagination
  • Image gallery
Whatthefuck.gif

I have no idea what to think of any of this...but I'm excited
 

jimi_dini

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HD Remaster this, pretty please

The original supported Hi-Res animated portraits (the Windows 3.11 copy) and it's easy to play that version nowadays, because ScummVM supports it.



All the original artists + programmers + Sierra itself are gone for years. They would fuck it up anyway.
 

Sodding_Gamer

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Interesting. They could be bringing Sierra back to do niche games like what ubisoft do with the Ubi art engine ala valiant hearts/child of light.

Either that or Activision have given them the chance to bring crash Bandicoot back.

Either of those situations I will gladly take! :p
 

Almighty

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Yeah while part of me wants to squeal like a little girl at the thought of getting Quest for Glory HD remakes or hell even new QfGs or any other classic titles I know it is just a pipe dream. It will be interesting to see what Activision is planning, but I am expecting the worse.
 

Acosta

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Activision, jealous of EA and Origin, decides to do the same and create Sierra, an exciting portal to buy and share your experience with hot Activision games like Call of Duty and, mmm, Skylanders! (neither Destiny or Blizzard games be included). Please be excited.
 

Raytow

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Activision, jealous of EA and Origin, decides to do the same and create Sierra, an exciting portal to buy and share your experience with hot Activision games like Call of Duty and, mmm, Skylanders! (neither Destiny or Blizzard games be included). Please be excited.
This is probably the answer, not expecting anything good out of this.
 

Phear

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Sierra is god tier. We had gaming magazine in Germany for like 8-10 DM (4-5 Euro) with 2 Sierra Games every month. I loved almost every single game. I'm very excited for their return.

As for wishes, i'd like some next gen Lode Runner.
 

gschmidl

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I'd be laughing at all the jokes here if they weren't so possible, if not probable.

How about Incredible Machine but with consumable machine part microtransactions?


More seriously, Activision's Infocom iOS app is pretty good and not exploitative, so I have a tiny, tiny bit of hope here that waits to be crushed.
 

mo60

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I highly doubt whatever is revealed will be a game announcement.It will still be something gaming related anyway.