- Ken and Roberta Williams, the legendary founders of Sierra On-Line, are working on a new game;
- It's supposed to be a single-player game with a strong vibe of classic Sierra titles;
- The game's announcement should take place within the next month or two; it will debut at the end of this year at the earliest.
Sierra On-Line - a name which certainly makes the hearts of classic point-and-click adventure games lovers skip a beat or two. It was under the name of this studio that such hits of this genre as King's Quest, Police Quest, Phantasmagoria, Leisure Suit Larry, Gabriel Knight or Space Quest appeared on the market. The legendary founders of the company, Ken and Roberta Williams, took an active part in creating many of the now iconic games released by Sierra On-Line. Unfortunately, for many years the famous couple hasn't been particularly active when it comes to game development. However, this does not mean that they have completely retired. It seems that Mr and Mrs Williams have been working on something new for half a year now.
This information appeared on the Space Quest Historian channel on YouTube. Its source was a New York jeweler and game developer who said he was just hired to work on a top-secret game by the Williams couple. At first, the account's host was skeptical, so he decided to check it out and contacted Ken Williams on Facebook. Williams officially confirmed these revelations. However, he also stated that he is not ready to reveal his project to the world yet. It will be a single-player game, strongly rooted in the atmosphere of Sierra's classics. The official announcement is expected within a month or two. Tests will begin most likely in July or August, and the finished title, in the best case scenario, will appear on the market at the end of the year.
These are undoubtedly exciting news. The question is whether the game will turn out to be a successful entertainment, as Ken Williams claims, or the great return of the dinosaurs of the industry will end up as giant failure. Let's keep our fingers crossed for the former.
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