One thing that has been a small niggle in the back of my mind is if it was originally delayed partly due to The Silver Lining. Let me explain, Activision might see TSL as a kind of indirect competition to a new KQ game. Having two KQ games produced and released at the same time might dilute the IP a bit. Cause confusion on search engines and the like. For example search engines tend to show links based on relevance as in most active sites. So potentially if someone searches for king's quest they may be directed to TSL instead, this could cause Activision/Telltale to lose revenue and hits from people who casually search for news on the subject.
In my own experience in attempting to make this timeline I almost picked up links to TSL 20 pages to 1 on Telltale. Just searching for telltale KQ for some reason brings up TSL pages.
Then POS decided to delay part 5... Could that indirectly been part of a delay on any major KQ announcements from Telltale as well? As in they are also chosen to delay their own development of KQ until a point TSL loses relevance (no longer in news cycles/active updates on its website so that anything Telltale puts up then becomes more relevant search engine wise, less competition). Of course longer TSl delays their game if it is partially at fault for the delay could also lead to Telltale's license running out, if it hasn't already.
If this part of the issue maybe Telltale should have started with Police Quest? I think they chose KQ because it's more iconic.
KQ8 Law: As an online discussion references or discussing KQ8 grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving it not being a KQ game or not part of the KQ series approaches 1.
Last edited by BagginsKQ; 03/02/2013 at 03:58 am.