Sierra will indeed return to gaming as teased late last week, though parent Activision Blizzard confirms it's more along the lines of an indie publishing label that plans to release "edgy and graphically unique games" that probably don't involve the words "Call of Duty." To be sure, one of the first Sierra announcements made at gamescom is in fact a brand new King's Quest game from The Odd Gentlemen (The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom) due 2015.
King Graham returns for the new King's Quest, regaling tales of his life's adventures (which players will likely relive firsthand) to his granddaughter and new character Gwendolyn.
Geometry Wars will also be making a comeback courtesy of the new Sierra. Lucid Games brings back Bizarre Creation's arcade shooter series this holiday season with Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, now with more 3D and battle modes across multiple as-of-yet-unannounced platforms.
We don't recall Sierra needing indie cred, but it's not like it wasn't already known for more than its classic adventure games series even back when (ironically) it was a major publisher. Activision is positioning the new Sierra as the means to help various indie studios launch their own projects through assistance in game development, PR, marketing and digital or even retail distribution. These studios are also invited to try their hand at reviving Sierra's own library of classic IP.