In the numerous stories that relate to the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, There’s one interesting detail: Both Phil Spencer and Bobby Kotick claim they would like to revive certain older Activision franchises. Yes, they are dreaming of a variety of series.
This is the exact words of Phil Spencer said:
I looked over all the franchises on the table, and I thought, “Let’s do something!” King’s Quest, Guitar Hero… I’m sure I know this certain. However, I believe they also have Hexen.
We are hoping to collaborate with these franchises after the deal is completed, and we will ensure that we have the resources to support shows that I’ve loved since childhood, and our teams will be eager to collaborate with them. I am eagerly awaiting those discussions.
The report notes that The Washington Post reporter who interviewed him, ” Spencer‘s enthusiasm in this moment was reminiscent of a player from StarCraft that saw his beloved franchise, which was not being used in the first glimpse from the merge of Microsoft. Microsoft.
Here’s how Bobby Kotick said:
We, along with Phil, started to sketch ideas for the future. <…> I have wanted to develop a different Guitar Hero for several years; however, I don’t want to create teams to develop and supply physical products. Additionally, the shortage of chips is massive.
We’ve never had the opportunity to try everything. I had a fantastic concept of the next Guitar Hero. However, we did not have the funds. This is also true for to Skylanders. One one of the biggest disappointments in my life was when people from other companies were in the game and started to put out their shoddy alternatives Skylanders[ Skylanders]. They put everything out on the market and then destroyed it even though there were some truly cool possibilities for the future. If you take a look at Skylanders, it requires iron, production, and supply, which we aren’t able to provide; however, we can do with Microsoft.
I’m guessing the company won’t have any dazzling revivals in the next few months. The deal is expected to be officially closed from July 2022 until June 2023. As long as that is the case, Microsoft and Activision Blizzard are working on their own.
King’s Quest is a series of classic quests by Sierra it was first released in the 1990s and 1980s. It’s already seen a renewal in 2015. In 2015, indie studio The Odd Gentlemen released an episodic game called King’s Quest. The reviews were mediocre from press and players.
Guitar Hero is an action game with an instrument-shaped controller. It is one of the more profitable games throughout Activision the history of Activision It fast “burned out” when the publisher started release new components too frequently (up to six times per calendar year!). In 2015, there was a new launch for Guitar Hero Live however, it was not able to get off to a good start.
HexenHexen Hexen/Heretic action tetralogy within the dark fantasy universe coming from the Raven and ID.
Skylanders ID are currently under the umbrella under the wing of Microsoft. The idea is that players purchase not just the game itself however, they also purchase real toys that play with the game (usually via an additional device that supports NFC). Following the huge success with Skylanders in 2011 Nintendo (amiibo series), Disney (Disney Infinity), LEGO (LEGO Dimensions), Ubisoft (Starlink: Battle for Atlas) and other companies began to take interest in the game genre. Since then, the genre has been slowed downhill and many of the games mentioned above haven’t been around long enough The amiibo series is the only one that has been frequently being released.