Although Telltale Games had planned to reboot the classic King's Quest
adventure game series, the company revealed this week that it is no longer working on the franchise.
Telltale had previously announced that
it was working on a new title in the popular Sierra series back in 2011, with Activision publishing the game.
However, Telltale's senior VP of publishing Steve Allison has now told Digital Trends that the company is no longer working on the franchise.
"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," he said
, adding, "We are not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any."
Meanwhile, Replay Games president Paul Trowe has told
Digital Trends that Telltale had considering sub-licensing the franchise out to Replay, but was told by Activision that the publisher is planning to produce a King's Quest
game of its own accord. Gamasutra has contacted Activision for confirmation.
This isn't the first time that a potential King's Quest
reboot has fallen apart. A number of other developers including Vivendi Games and Silicon Knights have previously considered building the ninth in the series.