Posted by : Jameson Durall Monday, July 05, 2010

I heard a few years ago that a group of King's Quest fans had gotten together and formed Phoenix Online to make an unofficial sequel and this gave me great joy.  The first PC game I ever purchased was King's Quest IV for my Tandy 1000 over 20 years ago(holy crap) and I instantly became a HUGE fan of the series and any other Sierra adventure games for that matter.
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They had planned to release this new King's Quest game for free, but had a long legal battle with Activision (owner of the rights) to allow them to release it.  Last I had heard back in March, Activision had shut them down and King's Quest: The Silver Lining would never see the light of day.  But, today It was announced that Activision has changed their minds and the game will indeed release on July 10th!

I wonder if all the bad publicity from the Infinity Ward fiasco had any affect on this decision?  It sure does make them seem like less of a bad guy by allowing Phoenix Online to release this.  The game is releasing episodes, so I wonder if Activision will change it's mind on the free part if it has a huge initial following.

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