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Activision denies Sierra closure

Activision has denied speculation that it has closed its Sierra indie publishing label. Multiple development sources told MCV last week that the Activision division – responsible for King’s Quest, Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved, Shiftlings and Velocity 2K – no longer existed, with just one title still in production. Activision …

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King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember launches next month

The first chapter of The Odd Gentlemen’s reimagining of King’s Quest will arrive next month for PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms. King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember is the first of five chapters that comprise the game’s story arc – starring a young Graham looking to prove himself worthy of …

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Sierra to publish Velocity 2X on Xbox and PC

Brighton-based developer FuturLab has signed a new partnership with Sierra, Activision’s indie publishing label, to release new versions of its hit Velocity 2X later this year. Arcade-style shooter Velocity 2X was originally self-published on PlayStation 4 and Vita, but the new Xbox One and PC editions due this summer will …

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions lands in November

Activision has announced Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will launch next month on PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms. The publisher revealed the details in a post on the Activision Blog. The game will be the first release under the recently reestablished Sierra brand, and also represents the resurrection of the acclaimed …

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Sierra is back as indies conquer Gamescom

Once again Gamescom became the home of indie development. There were a number of blockbuster game reveals, certainly. And despite the slew of indie titles, not one of them made it on to the shortlist for Gamescom’s official Game of the Show. Nevertheless, it was the range of inventive indie …

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Why Activision resurrected Sierra

Activision surprised Gamescom this week by resurrecting the Sierra Games publishing business. A subsidiary of Activision, Sierra is to publish a range of titles from independent studios. This includes classic Sierra IP like King’s Quest and Geometry Wars, as well as new IP and possibly HD remakes. It’s surprising because …

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Download MCV @ Gamescom Issue 3 for free right now

The third and final MCV @ Gamescom daily magazine is out right now for you to read online. If you are one of the thousands and thousands attending the final business day at Koelnmesse, make sure to grab your copy from one of the many people handing them out. But …

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Activision resurrects Sierra as indie publishing label; Geometry War 3 confirmed

Despite some confusion on the matter, Activision has confirmed that publishing label Sierra is returning. The brand will be used as an indie publishing label, with the first confirmed titles being new Geometry Wars and King’s Quest games. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is being developed by Lucid Games and will …

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