King's Quest franchise back in the hands of Activision

Telltale Games has no future plans for series

King's Quest, a once popular point and click adventure series for PC, is now back in the control of Activision, despite earlier reports that Telltale Games would develop a reboot.


Telltale Games announced plans to develop a new title in the King's Quest series in 2011, but now the rights to develop further games in the series have returned to Activision.

In a statement provided to Digital Trends, Telltale Games' Senior VP of Publishing Steve Allison confirmed the studio is no longer working on the series. "There was a time last year that we investigated partnering with third party developers to produce the game as a partnership but decided against outsourcing.

"We are not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any."

But Replay games president Paul Trowe has apparently confirmed Activision does have plans for the series. He told Digital Trends that attempts to license the series from Activision were denied because the publisher was "going to do it ourselves."

King's Quest was created by Sierra Entertainment. Activision acquired the IP in 2008 when it merged with its previous owners Vivendi Games.