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The Silver Lining Shut Down By Activision

Anonymous Coward writes | more than 4 years ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Activision after acquiring Vivendi became the new copyright holder of the classic King's Quest series of adventure games and has now issued a cease and desist order to a team which has worked for eight years on a fan-made project initially dubbed a sequel to the last official installment King's Quest 8 (however after initial negotiations with Vivendi this name was changed), after seeing their submission and rejecting the completed work completely and ordering a cease and desist on all further such activities. This stands against the fact that Vivendi granted a non-commercial license to the team, subject to the approval of the game after submission.

After the acquisition, key team members had indicated on the games' forums (now stripped of their original content by order of Activision) that Activision had given the indication that it intended to keep its current fan-game licenses, however was not interested in issuing new ones."

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