As you'd expect from a large profile game, the owners of King's Quest weren't best pleased about the games upcoming release. In 2005, months before it was set to originally be released, Vivendi Universal sent out a cease and desist letter to the developers; Phoenix Online Studios requesting they shut down the project.
Following a online petition, the two companies managed to eventually come to an agreement as long as the King's Quest name was removed from all aspects of the game. A well played victory!
Well... At least until Vivendi Online merged with the juggernaut that is Activision in 2008, making the old Sierra IP (including King's Quest) now property of the multi-million dollar third person shooter factory. Activision lay low for two years until finally sending out a similar request to the previous one, requesting that the project needs to be shut down immediately.
Luckily, Phoenix Online Studios managed to contact Activision and make them reconsider their decision. Surprisingly, they were successful and the first of many episodes of the fan made game has now been made available to download. Here is the trailer for the first game:
And as they say, the rest is history!
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