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Community Affairs => SCI Community News => Topic started by: ZvikaZ on January 18, 2022, 11:27:10 AM

Title: "Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard" (and Sierra...)
Post by: ZvikaZ on January 18, 2022, 11:27:10 AM
https://news.microsoft.com/2022/01/18/microsoft-to-acquire-activision-blizzard-to-bring-the-joy-and-community-of-gaming-to-everyone-across-every-device/ (https://news.microsoft.com/2022/01/18/microsoft-to-acquire-activision-blizzard-to-bring-the-joy-and-community-of-gaming-to-everyone-across-every-device/)
So, Microsoft is buying Activision, which owns Sierra's rights.

Is it good?
I personally think that it can be hardly worse than now, and there is a (small) chance that they will do something good with Sierra.
I'd like to hear other opinions :)
Title: Re: "Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard" (and Sierra...)
Post by: Kawa on January 18, 2022, 12:19:17 PM
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Title: Re: "Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard" (and Sierra...)
Post by: Collector on January 18, 2022, 07:32:27 PM
I expect nothing.
Title: Re: "Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard" (and Sierra...)
Post by: EricOakford on January 21, 2022, 09:02:15 PM
I expect nothing.

According to this (https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2022/01/20/xbox-activision-blizzard-phil-spencer/), Phil Spencer does want to revive dormant IPs, giving King's Quest as one of the examples. We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: "Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard" (and Sierra...)
Post by: MusicallyInspired on January 22, 2022, 02:18:24 AM
There's a snowball's chance that they'll do something with old Sierra IPs and a higher chance that, if they do, it won't be favourable. I'm just tickled that so many high profile studio execs, gaming journalists, and YT/Twitch personalities are name-dropping King's Quest, Space Quest, and Quest for Glory all the sudden. Geoff Keighley, the host of The Game Awards, tagged Xbox in a Tweet saying that they should revive Freddy Pharkas and then revealed that he was a beta tester for the original in 1993. He then put up a Twitter poll (which can only have 4 options) asking what should be revived: Guitar Hero, Heretic/Hexen, Prototype, or Space Quest. Space Quest got 5.1% of the 80,302 votes but still. That's still about 4095 people voting. I just thought that was cool.