“…But how can something close out the series when it isn’t even part of the series?…”
🙂 I don’t think that KQIX will close any doors to future interpretations of the KQ world, if that’s what was meant. Obviously it will say “this is where the characters are going and what’s happening next,” or there would be little point to it. I think it’s pretty interesting that – what is it again? – you get to play Alex, Rosella, and Graham? Graham hasn’t had a go at it since King’s Quest V, but regardless of his age I think having him play a prominent role in the game will in a sense close out the series – unless you want to play Quest for Pension or Quest for the Missing False Teeth.