AL LOWE MUST BE INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEXT LEISURE SUIT LARRY GAME
- Sierra Entertainment, Inc.
It's been recently confirmed by employees of Sierra Entertainment, through replies to e-mail messages sent by fans requesting the creation of a new adventure starring Larry Laffer, that the next installment in the well known and established franchise of the bestselling Leisure Suit Larry series is in early development stages right now.
These avid fans, eager to know more about the next chapter in the Leisure Suit Larry (LSL) series, contacted Mr. Al Lowe, the creative talent behind the franchise character and his adventures (who has participated in the series as game designer, writer, programmer, director and musical theme composer to name a few), just to find out that the game is being done without him.
As you may know, the critically-acclaimed LSL series (Entertainment Tonight, Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal), designed in its entirety by Mr. Al Lowe, were in it's 7th and most hilarious incarnation yet when a reorganization at Sierra took place in 1998. As a result of this restructuring, some highly anticipated titles (such as Babylon 5), together with other well established franchises (such as the Space Quest series and the 8th installment in the LSL series, tentatively named 'Lust in Space'), were cancelled.
5 years later, it seems as though Sierra Entertainment has decided there's a chance to build an, in ex-president Dave Grenewetzki's own words, "economically viable product". But this seem to come at the expense of sacrificing the series main appeal, it's unique concept and signature gameplay elements. Sierra Entertainment's former president, Mike Ryder, once expressed his intention in bringing back the Leisure Suit Larry property, though insinuated it would not be as an adventure.
As such, many people inside the gaming industry, and not just the long-time loyal fans, are becoming deeply concerned by this matter, together with the fact that the company didn't even had the decency to notify Mr. Al Lowe of the new project taking place.
WE SAY, MR. AL LOWE SHOULD BE A KEY AND INTEGRAL PART OF THE NEW LEISURE SUIT LARRY GAME PROJECT.
The AL LOWE MUST BE INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEXT LEISURE SUIT LARRY GAME petition to Sierra Entertainment, Inc. was written by Victor Camacho and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition.