According to this, all Sierra games past 2008 are up for review and may be scrapped. Citing sources, the piece says that all projects from the company will now have to be justified to Activision executives following the impending merger of the two companies.
“Titles set to come out this year, like The Bourne Conspiracy, Prototype, Brutal Legend, and Ghostbusters, are probably fine since they’re so far along,” said the piece. “But those in development for 2009 and later? They’ll all TBD.”
A great deal of uncertainty is surrounding the merger of Activision and Vivendi in Europe, with sources on all sides expressing worries about how the future will pan out for Activision Blizzard in terms of staffing, office locations and resultant portfolio.
The two companies will begin to merge in the coming months, so it’s doubtful we’re going to have to wait long to see how things are going to shape up.