Sierra was a well known developer and publisher of games in the 80's, 90's, and up to the point it ceased to be in 2008. Well, it's back. At least, it might be back?

The following video plays prior to showing a rather sparse page on a newly launched Sierra website.

Back in 2008, Sierra's parent company Vivendi Universal merged with Activision to form Activision Blizzard. As a result, ownership of Sierra was transferred to Activision. Later that year, Sierra was closed down with hopes of simply being sold off.

During its (former) lifetime, Sierra had a hand in games such as Leisure Suit Larry, Phantasmagoria, Space Quest, and King's Quest. Due to the nature of how intellectual property ownership works, Sierra and Activision still own the rights to the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon franchises.

I guess a lot can change in six years. It will be interesting to see what is revealed at gamescom 2014.