(re: re: re: Ken Williams Q&A) Why isn’t Reberta working for Sierra to creat a Kings Quest 9?
The true story is that Roberta decided to take some time off after completing KQ: MoE. Then Sierra’s business strategy changed and they saw no future in adventure games. The rights to King’s Quest is owned by Sierra and not Roberta, so it’s their call to make another sequel, not hers. They don’t even have to make it with Roberta. As for her, I think she would be willing to work with them on a sequel if asked and under the right conditions. However, at this time there is nothing indicating that this would be likely to happen. Sierra will continue the KQ seris under one condition: They think it will give them financial profit. And right now, their estimate is that adventure games don’t sell well enough.