Sierra Online isn't holding back. Ross Erickson and crew aren't going to sit idly by while Mr. Erickson's former colleague Greg Canessa touts PopCap's status as the "#1 Developer on XBLA" and steals the spotlight. Oh no. The glove has come off and has been slapped across Canessa's face as Erickson "demands satisfaction".
Okay, so maybe I embellished that a bit (read: made it all up) but in a move worthy of Activision, Sierra Online has buckled up in their XBLA car and stomped on the gas. And that means videos. Videos of games we're dying to play. Games like Commanders: Attack! and Red Baron. Games that can't come soon enough. And thus, I present to you, the Sierra Gamer's Week XBLA Video Jamboree 2007! Woo!
Commentary after the break.
[via GameTrailers, thanks for the initial tip Shaolin Munkeh]
In their latest investor presentation, Vivendi let slip that they are embracing XBLA full throttle. Later this year, they will be releasing Megaforce and 3D Ultra MiniGolf, while 2007 releases include Incredible Machine, Red Baron, and the title that will no doubt get the most speculation, Battlestar Galactica. While these were the only named XBLA games, there were several other games listed without title or platform that fit into their "short session titles" Categories.
It's certainly great to see the list of big time publishers making their way to XBLA, here's to hoping EA is next.