Telltale Abandons King's Quest

by Mike Futter on Apr 03, 2013 at 01:07 PM

You might recall that back in February 2011, Telltale Games announced that they were working on a reboot of classic adventure title, King's Quest . Since then, we've been fortunate enough to enjoy new adventures with Doc Brown and Marty McFly and, of course, Lee Everett and Clementine. While we were focused elsewhere, it seems that Telltale has backed away from the project.

For those too young to remember, the King's Quest series, it was created by Sierra founder Roberta Williams. The first title was released in 1984, with eight more coming over the following fourteen years. The gameplay features traditional adventure "key and lock" item usage, riddles and logic puzzles.

In a statement made to Digital Trends, senior vice president of publishing stated that the license had reverted back to Activision. This information was originally disclosed by Replay Games' Paul Trowe. His studio conducted the successful Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter, and he had apparently been in talks with Telltale to create the King's Quest game on their behalf. Telltale's decision to abandon King's Quest development by Telltale does not necessitate that Activision has any plans for the property, as it will join the many fallow franchises in the publisher's stable.

We've reached out to Activision for comment on their plans for the property, but as of publication have not received a response.

Source: Digital Trends via Joystiq