Taken from Kotaku:
Sierra Interactive used to be one of the great developers (and publishers) in the world of PC gaming. They've been dead for a while now, but this teaser website put up by Activision suggests a return (at GamesCom) is imminent.
What kind of return that would be is anyone's guess. We could get a full-blown revival, with new games in classic franchises, since Activision owns most of Sierra's old properties.
Or we could get an Atari-like deal, where just the label lives on and we get a bunch of re-releases (not the worst news).
Or...well, you don't need me to bring up the less desirable possibilities. The ones involving app stores and *shudders*.
Are you excited? I don't expect much but it's cool the brand has made a comeback.
FYI, Sierra specialized in developing adventure games, such as King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Phantasmagoria and Gabriel Knight series (all of them huge PC classics). They were also a prolific publisher with games ranging from Half-Life 1 through SWAT 3 to Aliens vs Predator 2 under their belt.