Sierra signs next Schafer game

Vivendi Games brand to publish the next game from Double Fine Productions; details on project still hush-hush.

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Earlier this month, some Vivendi Games legal mumbo jumbo let slip that the publisher was in line to publish the next game from Double Fine Productions, maker of the lauded Psychonauts. While the SEC filing is almost as good as an official announcement, Vivendi would not comment on such a deal at the time.

Almost a week later, the company has confirmed the deal and has announced that the unnamed game will be under the brand of one of its subsidiaries, Sierra Entertainment. No details have yet surfaced on the game, and Vivendi describes it only as "a brand new creation."

"The Sierra team has been awesome to work with," said Tim Schafer, president and CEO of Double Fine. "Everyone we've met brings experience from a small developer background, so they know where we're coming from and what we have to do to make a great game."

Discussion

89 comments
nico108
nico108

yeahhh!!! AvP3 :DDDDD

FlamingFury
FlamingFury

Alien Vs Predator 3..... WHAT ARE YOU, FOOLS! Tim Schafer would never lower himself to the level of making first person shooters if they weren't intellectual and humorous. This is the guy who created Monkey Island and Psychonauts. He wouldn't do an untillectual game. Who knows, maybe it's Monkey Island 5...

Limonadi
Limonadi

Alien vs Predator 3! Ohhyeah!

thingta42
thingta42

Alien vs Predator 3! Ohhyeah!

MatrixSpidey92
MatrixSpidey92

WOAH!!!! MY name is Kurt Schafer !!! thats weird....awesome

prostar343
prostar343

That's cool. Hope new game does better then Psychonauts.

deadcannotdance
deadcannotdance

I just wish Sierra would produce another of of those lovely King's Quest games.

kamicolo
kamicolo

I feel so-so. I will just be waiting to see what good comes from the relationship

Blackfang
Blackfang

This looks awesome. I would look into any game by either one of these groups, but both together? You know it'll be original, funny, and most likely good.

Autolycus
Autolycus

its not like you ppl wil buy it...

delol
delol

vivendi is a multinational enterprise and i don`t like them

EqualPlatinum
EqualPlatinum

Can't wait for more details. I jus wanna laugh :(

smbius
smbius

It's fitting. Sierra should bring back its dominance in adventure games...starting with Tim

firebreathing
firebreathing

Solidesnake2004 "My Response: AVP2 Sounds just right for next get consoles and PC" I thought they released AVP2 a while ago............or am I missing something here??

Gadwin100
Gadwin100

Sounds like it will probably work out. Bet we got a great new game commin around.

tehfuzzball
tehfuzzball

lets hope "a brand new creation" is just a lie for "Grim Fandango 2"!!!

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

I love news like this!! We're in for a real treat if this is even half as good as Psychonauts. (Oh and Sierra's Half Life is pretty good too..)

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

i would like to see more genres from seirra

atlessky
atlessky

the last game i played from sierra is half-life...so welcome back!!!

Sajo7
Sajo7

I love Sierra. I'm glad to see their still working on games.

SoberWarock
SoberWarock

I thought there is no Sierra anymore? huh I was wrong

Batalskar
Batalskar

Heres the thing people, you cant just "hope" it sells, if you want games like Psychonauts, you have to BUY games like...um...PSYCHONAUTS, and anything else that comes from the brain of Tim Schaffer. So dont hope, BUY!!!!!!

CyphenX
CyphenX

Beautiful. Double FIne Productions makes great games, lets just hope that this time, their game makes the money it deserves.

Cabose420
Cabose420

Cool, I hope the game they make is as good as psychonauts and sells. :)

Solidesnake2004
Solidesnake2004

My Response: AVP2 Sounds just right for next get consoles and PC

Whiteknight1981
Whiteknight1981

Lets hope that the marketing team does a good job of toting this new game. Here's to making this the smash hit their genius deserves. Rock on Psychonauts!

ChargEd
ChargEd

Grim Fandango and Psychonauts are awesome games. If this new creation is as good as its predecessors then it's all thumbs up! :) Btw, it would be cool if they made Grim Fandango on the Nintendo DS.

xatman911
xatman911

Sierra rules. We have been playing its companies games since it released them. Players include me, my uncle, my grandmother and my great grandmother too

trimanx123
trimanx123

ANY Schafer game is an awe inspiring event. Psychonauts 2, Grim Fandango 2, Full Throttle 2, just make it please.......... oh and I hope it does better than Psychonauts at sale

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

No Psychonauts sequel?! :cry: Oh well, if this "brand new creation" is as good as his past games...then I'm all for it.

smbius
smbius

I'm hoping to see some brand new stuff...hopefully sierra can buy the rights to Full Throttle 2 or have Tim make a whole new adventure game (i.e. Grim Fandango, Secret of Monkey Island, etc.). Tim is cool.

thingta42
thingta42

Yeah! Let hope its AVP3(pc) man that game is gonna rock. And maby just in time for New AVP2 film next year

tdevil12
tdevil12

How does Homeworld have ANYTHING to do with this? Just beause it's a Sierra game doesn't mean they're making another one. I'm sure they're thinking more along the lines of adventure rather than stradegy, which is good because we have enough strategy games out there, but haven't had an actual classic-style adventure game released in the past decade. Sam and Max looks looks like it'll be coming out before any, but I'm glad to see them starting to home out of the woodwork again nevertheless. Honestly, I haven't been excited about a game's release in the past 7 or 8 years because it's the same crap over and over - some mute, techno d**k with a really big gun. If adventure games start to be released again, I may actually buy a game.

OPOLO
OPOLO

Great News, but not a fan

s0l0123
s0l0123

Homeworld 3!!!YEAH BABY!!!!

Spearfish_4Ever
Spearfish_4Ever

FULL THROTTLE... I'M SURE LCUASARTS WOULDN'T OBJECT AGAINST IT

NokMok
NokMok

Homeworld3 or even a remake of the original Homeworld.

never-named
never-named

Sierra + Time Schafer = All that I ever wanted in a videogame.

yukine
yukine

Awesome. You can't go wrong with a Tim Schafer video game.

jtparsons54
jtparsons54

This is the best thing to happen since Jesus!!!!

bildo2020
bildo2020

Tim Schafer.....Bring back money island and one more grim fandango game...just mug lucas arts of their rights and im sure no one will care much :P Everyone play psychonauts great game...and also, the next game schafer is working on will more than likely be gold! All of his game are!