The Walking Dead developer Telltale Games has dropped plans to make a King’s Quest game, amid second-hand reports that rights-holder Activision may have something in the works.
Telltale announced its King’s Quest project in early 2011, alongside The Walking Dead and Fables. Although Fables took a long time to surface, it is actually happening at last – but in a statement issued to Digital Trends, Telltale said King’s Quest has gone the way of the dodo, because the studio did not have the resources to work on it,
“While we deeply love King’s Quest here at Telltale, we can confirm that we are no longer working on the franchise,” a representative said.
“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, We are not privy to what plans Activision has for the franchise, if any.”
The representative also commented that it has no idea what Activision will do with the license now that Telltale’s no longer holding it, but Replay Games boss Paul Trowe, who ran a Kickstarter to reboot Leisure Suit Larry, said he’d investigated picking the rights up after Telltale gave up on them.
“Activision’s probably not going to give us the King’s Quest rights. [Telltale] had it, and we were going to license it from them to make the remakes,” he said.
“Then I talked to the guys at Activision and they were like, ‘No, we’re pulling it because we’re going to do it ourselves.’”